[OS X TeX] Modifying bst files

Claus Gerhardt claus.gerhardt at urz.uni-heidelberg.de
Fri Oct 22 00:19:49 CEST 2004


Denis,

The natbib.bst and the natbib.sty file resp. package might be what you 
want, at least this author year problem should be dealt with.

If a journal asks for specific bibliography formatting but doesn't 
provide a corresponding style file for Latex, then my personal view is 
that its editorial staff should make the necessary changes in the 
manuscripts. Why don't you just submit what you deem right.

Claus

On 21.10.2004, at 23:38, Denis Chabot wrote:

> Hi,
>
> There are not many bst files ready-made for biological journals, or at 
> least I have not found many.
>
> I found that "apalike" was not too far from what I needed (Canadian 
> Journal of Zoology). I found out how to modify it to stop some of the 
> capital letters in my titles from becoming small letters (example 
> straight out of the LaTeX Companion). But I need more help.
>
> For instance references in text are like (Chabot, 2004) or (Claireaux 
> and Couturier, 2004). I need to remove the comma  between the name of 
> the last author and the date.
>
> I tried (but did not explore) makebst, but all questions about authors 
> and punctuation seemed to be about the formatted bibliography, not the 
> in text citations. Maybe I did this too quickly. There were other 
> problems as well, all questions about editors presented by with 
> variants of "editor" with or without punctuation or parentheses. For 
> that journal I don't want the word editor after the editor(s)' names, 
> but I need "Edited by" before their names!
>
> I would really appreciate if somebody could show me (off list if it is 
> long) how to edit a bst file such as apalike or make a new one with 
> makebst which would meet the above requirements.
>
> Of course, if you know of a bst file for that journal already made...
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Denis Chabot
>
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