I am writing a paper for a physics journal and I want to use the AIP style.
This was not included in the standard list so I downloaded aip.bst from
I placed the file in this directory (I am using Windows XP)
C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.7\bibtex\bst\revtex4\
Then I selected Tools|Reconfigure in my Lyx Version 1.5.5 and restarted.
Now, when I click on "Bibtex Generated Bibliography", aip is listed in the
dropdown list under "style" I clicked on OK and on the 'dvi' box. The result
has question marks ? at the citations in the text and no bibliography
appears. If I change the style to, say, 'plain', the citations are present
as os the bibliography list.
I am attaching aip.bst and my Lyx source file.
Any help in getting this to work is appreciated.
Did you refresh MiKTeX's file database? LyX being able to find the .bst
file is not the same as MiKTeX being able to find it (and having it in a
MiKTeX directory does not guarantee that MiKTeX knows it's there).
If you haven't already done so, run the MiKTeX Settings application and
in the General tab click "Refresh FNDB". Then try viewing the DVI
output. (You do not need to reconfigure LyX again.)
FWIW, I wouldn't put aip.bst in an existing MiKTeX directory -- if you
update the RevTeX4 package (or upgrade to a newer version of MiKTeX)
down the road, you might lose it. On the Roots tab of the Settings
application, there should be a "local" root (typically the first one in
the list) where you can place things not downloaded via MiKTeX's package
manager. So I'd put aip.bst in something like <local root>\bibtex\bst
or <local root>\bibtex\bst\aip (and then refresh the database).