WHO Regional Office for Europe styles (Harvard + numeric)

I need help to get the above styles in line with our WHO EURO style guide and was unfortunately not capable to do it myself in the CSL Editor... Would be great if someone could help to adjust the biography by:
- adding (always) the DOI
- using the abbreviated Journal titles as indexed in MEDLINE by the United States National Library of Medicine instead of the full titles
- having a maximum of 6 authors/editors adding "et al." when there are more than 6 authors/editors
- change "ed." to "editors" with a "," after the last Editors name.

Examples for numeric style:
1. Bert F, Gualano MR, Di Stanislao F, Siliquini R, Tozzi Q, Pizzuti R et al. Development of guidelines for health impact assessment in southern Italy. J Public Health Manag Pract., 2016, 22(4):395–402. doi:10.1097/PHH.0000000000000300.
2. Nowacki J, Martuzzi M, Fischer TB, editors. Health and strategic environmental assessment. WHO consultation meeting, Rome, Italy, 8–9 June 2009: background information and report. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2010 (https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/ 367043, accessed 24 May 2023).

All the rest of the styles is fine...
Would be great if someone more knowledgeable than me could help with this.
Thank you!
BW Julia
  • Is there public guidelines for this now?
    I've looked into it and while I can make the changes it opens up some questions.
  • Hi, we have an internal WHO EURO Style guide from 2017, with the different citation/bibliography rules. I could send you the respective chapter - but I'm afraid it will not solve all citation and reference issues ;-) it's our constant headache :-) But getting a bit closer to it would already be great. BW Julia
  • yeah, please send me the document, ideally the whole thing, not just chapters, to citationstyler@gmail.com
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