# What’s the proper bibtex type for ArXiV papers?

I like to use `@techreport`, like

``` @techreport{ShakeriBS:16ks_dict, author = {Z. Shakeri and W.U. Bajwa and A.D. Sarwate}, title = {Minimax Lower Bounds on Dictionary Learning for Tensor Data}, number = {arXiv:1608.02792 [cs.IT]}, month = {August}, year = {2016}, institution = {ArXiV}, url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1608.02792}, } ```

but the handy-dandy ArXiv to BibTeX uses `@misc` (which makes it less handy-dandy, TBH):

``` @misc{1608.02792, Author = {Zahra Shakeri and Waheed U. Bajwa and Anand D. Sarwate}, Title = {Minimax Lower Bounds on Dictionary Learning for Tensor Data}, Year = {2016}, Eprint = {arXiv:1608.02792}, } ```

I’d ask this on the TeX Stack Exchange but it seems more of a matter of taste.