generated bibtex keys not unique

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The automatically generated BibTeX Keys are not always unique. For example the entries and will have BibTeX key wang2004modeling As this doe snot happen very often, I can manually change one of the two keys, but maybe there is a way to do it automatically? Maybe change it to wang2004modelingviscosity and wang2004modelingelectrical

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  1. Robert Jäschke

    Thanks for your comment, that is indeed a problem. Implementing the solution you suggested would be possible, even for the next release (scheduled on Oct. 22nd).

    However, since the keys are generated "on the fly" for each query, they would be unique over the posts of one query only. We could not guarantee that the same paper gets the same key in another query. I am not sure if that would be more helpful than the current solution.

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