Style Request: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

I would be glad if a style for Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology would be added. this are the journal guidelines.
Reference list
The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.
Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.

* Journal article
Gamelin FX, Baquet G, Berthoin S, Thevenet D, Nourry C, Nottin S, Bosquet L (2009) Effect of high intensity intermittent training on heart rate variability in prepubescent children. Eur J Appl Physiol 105:731-738. doi: 10.1007/s00421-008-0955-8
Ideally, the names of all authors should be provided, but the usage of “et al” in long author lists will also be accepted:
Smith J, Jones M Jr, Houghton L et al (1999) Future of health insurance. N Engl J Med 965:325–329
* Article by DOI
Slifka MK, Whitton JL (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. J Mol Med. doi:10.1007/s001090000086
* Book
South J, Blass B (2001) The future of modern genomics. Blackwell, London
* Book chapter
Brown B, Aaron M (2001) The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York, pp 230-257
* Online document
Cartwright J (2007) Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing PhysicsWeb. Accessed 26 June 2007
* Dissertation
Trent JW (1975) Experimental acute renal failure. Dissertation, University of California

Always use the standard abbreviation of a journal’s name according to the ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations, see


Please list all authors of a publication.
you will find it under

here you will find a free articel:

Thanks for any comment
  • Thanks for your fast reply. I will add the information in the next days.
  • I try to write it by myself. I'm nearly finished, but there is the problem with the journal abbreviation.
    I found this in the forum:
    Is there a solution in sight?
  • I don't think it's close, no.
  • My poor solution for the problem with the journal abbreviation is a word replacement makro. After inserting the bibliographie I run the makro and its done.
  • Hey Cumuluss, I don't suppose I could have a copy of your BES style? Never mind about the abbreviations, I can always do that manually rather quickly. Its the little things which get me.

  • edited March 30, 2012
    Hey tomer,
    of course you can get this style. Here you will find the code.

    I also just submitted it, but I dont know when it will be published.

    For the abbreviations there exist a solution from Frank Bennett see here
  • cumuluss - I'd like to put this up on the repository. For that we'd need you to include a Creative Commons License or give us the OK to do that for you - see 4. here:
    A quick "that's fine" is all we need.
  • Of course! That's fine.
  • your style had made it to the repository earlier (you may have submitted it to github or in a different thread?) - with license. In any case, it's there now for everyone to enjoy.
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