[texhax] Complex rule for citations of papers with multiple authors.
r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
Fri Feb 19 23:22:53 CET 2016
Thanks very much; this is encouraging. The hacking may be a bit beyond
my capabilities, but I may be able to get technical people from Wiley to
help me out. Or I *might* even be able to do it myself!!! :-)
On 20/02/16 05:45, Schneider wrote:
>> The journal of which I am Technical Editor has the following rules about
>> citing papers with multiple authors:
>> (1) For one author use the form "Green (1999)".
>> (2) For two authors use the form "Black & Tan (1993)"
>> (3) For three authors, use all names "Red, White & Blue (2001)" the first
>> time, and then "Red et al. (2001)" subsequently.
>> (4) For four or more authors, always use the form "Gray et al. (2007)".
>> I would like to have a bibliography style that effected these rules
>> automagically. Is this possible? Is there a way in which I could modify
>> the Journal's current bibliography style file ("anzsj.bst") to get it to
>> effect these rules?
>> I have the feeling that (1), (2) and (4) should be straightforward, but (3)
>> could be tricky.
> The Journal of Molecular Biology bib style does that kind of thing:
> That's the latest version that I've worked on,
> % version = 1.37 of jmb.bst 2000 Nov 29
> However, this version uses numbers in the text, you would have
> to undo that setting.
> In CTAN or Texlive:
> there is an older version:
> % version = 1.21 of jmb.bst 1992 June 29
> This works and gives spelled out references in the text.
> Just call:
> This was derived from apalike which should be part of your Texlive package.
> Just call:
> Note that bst is a weird stack language. It is quite programmable and
> so things like this (conditional ifs) are possible.
> I put this together in an example directory:
> (Note that I use links and atchange to run things from the command
> line conveniently. https://alum.mit.edu/www/toms/atchange.html)
> BOTTOM LINE:
> This gets most of what you want - with '&' instead of 'and' but it
> doesn't do 3 authors correctly. You would have to hack the bst code
> to get that case.
> Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D.
> Senior Investigator
> National Institutes of Health
> National Cancer Institute
> Center for Cancer Research
> Gene Regulation and Chromosome Biology Laboratory
> Molecular Information Theory Group
> Frederick, Maryland 21702-1201
> schneidt at mail.nih.gov
> https://schneider.ncifcrf.gov (current link)
> https://alum.mit.edu/www/toms (permanent link)
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