cb2Bib Processing of Journal Names

cb2Bib processes journal names according to its editable database, stored at abbreviations.txt. This file contains a list of journal names equivalences: a capital-letter acronym, the abbreviated form, and the title of the journal, all three on one single line.

The abbreviations.txt file has the following structure:

JA|J. Abbrev.|Journal of Abbreviations
AN|Am. Nat.=Amer. Naturalist|American Naturalist=The American Naturalist

The first field, the capital-letter acronym, is a user-defined shorthand to access a journal title by typing it at the extraction panel.

The second field is the abbreviated form of the journal. To adapt to multiple abbreviations in use, cb2Bib allows one alternate version of the abbreviation, indicated with an equal sign =. In the above example, the ISO 4 abbreviation ‘Am. Nat.’ is the primary one and ‘Amer. Naturalist’ is the alternate one.

Finally, the third field is the full title of the journal. As for the abbreviations, the full title also admits one alternate form.

Abbreviated and full title alternates serve two purposes: journal recognition and citation styling. The former is performed internally by cb2Bib as part of a bibliographic reference extraction, and the latter is accomplished in the embedded BibTeX editor by replacing back and forth abbreviated-full forms, in order to set journals in accordance to the guidelines of a particular publication.

 

Journal names processing is performed whenever a string is recognized as ‘journal’, and, additionally, when pressing Intro Key at the journal edit line.

 

  • Retrieves Journal name in abbreviated form if found.
  • If Journal name is not found in the database, returns input Journal name.
  • Search is case insensitive.
  • Warning: Journal codes can be duplicated. If duplicated, returns input Journal name.

 

  • Retrieves Journal name in full form if found.
  • If Journal name is not found in the database, returns input Journal name.
  • Search is case insensitive.
  • Warning: Journal codes can be duplicated. If duplicated, returns input Journal name.

 

See Configuring Files, Configuring BibTeX, and Right-Click Menu Functionality.