hyperref links do not appear in bibliography

Asked by steph9


I am trying to get links in the bibliography by using the DOI idenficators for citations. The bibliography section is defined as:


everything compiles correctly but I never get the actual links to work in that section. And I have tried multiple bibtex style files which claim to support doi so that is not the problem and I do not override the moderncv.cls file hyperref setup either.

Thanks in advance for your help!


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Xavier Danaux (xdanaux) said :

Hi Steph,

I don't believe this has anything to do with moderncv, as moderncv simply relies on BibTeX to handle references and bibliographies. I believe it has rather to do with using the correct bibliography style and/or loading the right packages (e.g. doi).

I am not a doi user, but I quickly checked StackExchange and found this related question: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/3802/how-to-get-doi-links-in-bibliography
I followed the proposed answers, using the "plainurl" bibliography style and loading the "doi" package, and got a bibliography with doi entries and url links.

Kind regards,


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steph9 (steph9) said :

Hi Xavier,

Thanks for the response. I had found that thread also - it does make the doi fields appear but for some reason no hyperlink. Usually one enters the doi fields in the bibliography and the journal name will be linked to the reference page simply by the fact that the doi was entered in the bib entries. Here the journal names are underlined - suggesting that they should be links, but there is no link.


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Best Xavier Danaux (xdanaux) said :

Somethings is wrong on your side, not within moderncv.
I've uploaded the .tex MWE I created and the resulting .pdf, that does contain links as expected:

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steph9 (steph9) said :

Yes I've managed to get it to work like this also - I was hoping to have the doi not appear and the link to the title or journal name, but this may need to involve hacks on the bibliography bst file - obviously nothing to do with moderncv. Thanks again!