What other citation formats would you like Zotero to generate?

  • edited April 21, 2008
    This one by ACM
    The square brackets [AuthorDate] for the in-text are the great point.

    It's exactly the same one named "Style apa" in this Bibtex style reference, but it`s not like the APA provided in the software.



    [Doyle 1996]
    Doyle, J., 1996. Formatting Computing Surveys Articles for Electronic Publication: A guide for authors, Computing Surveys, 28, 4es (December), http://www.acm.org/surveys/Formatting.html
  • In addition to adding new styles, which I admit is very important for Zotero's usefulness and success as a project, I think there may be a need for an organized, periodic review of all current styles to ensure that they are accurate, and that they remain accurate.

    The organizations that issue styles change them from time to time and it sometimes takes months for the changes to make it into Zotero (like the APA's electronic sources guidelines change this summer). The same is true for all the commercial solutions too. This is yet another area where Zotero can really shine compared with RefWorks.

    A related point is that if the APA, MLA, and the main flavors of Chicago formats are perfect and work flawlessly with the major interdisciplinary databases (ProQuest, Expanded Academic, Wilson Omnifile, EBSCO Academic Search Premier) then Zotero can easily pick up large numbers of undergraduate students, who, frankly, find RefWorks and EndNote confusing. But if they have to do a lot of tweaking and editing to get their citations right, they'll give up and we will lose them.
  • Hi,

    I am not sure if you are still making new styles but I am looking for "National Research Council Canada" Style


  • Please please....

    I'd love to have just one style that correctly supports citation of technical reports, quoting their institution and type and report number. I have outlined my particular case in this thread http://forums.zotero.org/discussion/2328/ so will not repeat here.

    Note that the IEEE style manual http://www.ieee.org/portal/cms_docs_iportals/iportals/publications/authors/transjnl/stylemanual.pdf
    discusses the formatting of report citations on page 7. Currently this just doesn't seem to be implemented.

  • danilo

    i need to use ABNT citation style.

    The citation must be similar to (Doe et al., 2003)
    and the bibliography:
    Doe,J. Anonymous systems participate in unknown drinking. Magazines(BOLD), v.69, n.12, Dec, p.1-75. 2000.

  • Just a meta-note: wouldn't it be a good idea to make this topic a sticky?
  • edited May 17, 2008
    The organizations that issue styles change them from time to time and it sometimes takes months for the changes to make it into Zotero (like the APA's electronic sources guidelines change this summer). The same is true for all the commercial solutions too. This is yet another area where Zotero can really shine compared with RefWorks.
    These comments don't belong on this thread, but you know what the real solution to this problem is (at least longer term)? Have those style publishers maintain their own CSL file!

    Once there are a few more CSL implementations, it might be time to start putting pressure on them to do so. Not only might the styles be more up-to-date (though I suppose that's debatable), but if style editors understand what a PITA these styles often are to actually implement, they might make more sensible choices!
  • I would like to have the citation style of this journal: Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier)


    Reference to a journal publication: [1] J. van der Geer, J.A.J. Hanraads, R.A. Lupton, The art of writing a scientific article, J. Sci. Commun. 163 (2000) 51-59. Ensure the full title is included.

    Reference to a book:
    [2] W. Strunk Jr., E.B. White, The Elements of Style, third ed., Macmillan, New York, New York, 1979.

    Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
    [3] G.R. Mettam, L.B. Adams, How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: B.S. Jones, R.Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing Inc., New York, 1999, pp. 281-304.

  • Hi,
    I would need a style for the Energy & Fuels journal

    The style is very close to the ACS style (cause the Journal is published by ACS) except:
    "Reference numbers in the text should be given as unparenthesized superscripts."

    Thanks for the time you'd spent on it
  • I'm interested in the format referencing for Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics.

    But ideally would be a tool for formating our on styles or, better and smarter option, a converter from endnote styles.
  • Another vote for CSE. It, or something close to it is used in a great many engineering journals and theses
  • I'd like to put in a request for the British Dental Journal format. It would be much appreciated. :)
  • Little up for the Energy & Fuels journal style

    It strongly looks like the ACS except:
    "Reference numbers in the text should be given as unparenthesized superscripts."

    BTW It might be advantageous to rename the ACS style as the Langmuir style (the journal of ACS that brought this style), cause ACS publishes various journals with slight differences in citation style

  • edited June 25, 2008
    I personally would need the "Journal of Consumer Research" - style

    You can find information on this style on pages 6-8 of the following pdf-file published by the journal itself:

    I believe that this style is not only important to me but that Zotero would benefit from a more business/marketing-related style since there is none so far available for Zotero and the research community in this field is potentially big.

    Thanks a lot.
  • Has anyone tried or had any success asking publishers if they have someone in-house who could program styles?
    My personal request is a style used for 4 (scientific, sorry) journals from one publisher.The company of biologists publishes "Development", Journal of Cell Science", "Journal of Experimental Biology", and "Disease models and mechanisms". They have one format, described here
    (you have to scroll about halfway down the page)
    and this format is quite like the available Dev style "Bioinformatics Journal" except there are spaces after the authors' initials, the date is followed by a full stop, and the authors' names are in Bold.
  • Still with the ACS style :)

    As some journals in the ACS publication require superscript and others citation number in parentheses, it would be advantageous to get on option in the ACS style to set the reference number either between parentheses or superscript (hence only one style).
  • edited July 9, 2008
    I'm after the ACS style documented here http://citesource.trincoll.edu/acs/index.html. Is it the same as the dev style PHG-ACS (think it was PHG)... no PGH-ACS http://www.zotero.org/styles/jacs/dev. Thanks
  • All Czechs yearning for ISO 690
  • I would also like to see the American Meteoroligcal Society Style format. It is consistant across all of the AMS journals so it's a good one.

    The full details can be found in the author's guide which is a pdf here: http://www.ametsoc.org/PUBS/Authorsguide/html_vs/index.html

    The brief author's guide gives the style for the basic categories, journal article, book, etc.

    Basically the style is in text (Author, year) with the names for up to two authors and name et al. for three or more.

    The bibilography style is

    Authors, year: title, journal, volume, pages.

    The volume is bold, the Journal is italics and abbreviated.

  • Please may I request Journal of Medieval History style? Info here at:


    Based on MHRA with some adaptations.

    Thanks very much. Great tool!
  • edited July 15, 2008
    A short feedback on the Water Science and Technology style.
    - There are 3 spaces between authors name and the publication year (under MS Word).

    BTW thanks again for Zotero, with LaTeX2e it's really easy to export in BibTeX format and use it afterward.
  • AIAA format please.

  • edited August 13, 2008
    I would like to know when Vancouver Style will appear in Zotero. This style is very important for people who works and publics in Health Sector. Is anyone working on it?
  • Zotero's awesome, but to make it fully functional for my use, I need to be able to have citation formats relevant to wildlife, ecology, and geography. I'm trying to make a Journal of Wildlife Managment style, but I'm running into two issues (help would be appreciated!):

    1) in the bibliography, how do I change the order of the initials?
    ex: Doe, J., J. Doe, 2008. Title etc. etc.
    2) in the in-text citation (author-date format), how do I sort by year instead of by last name?
    ex: (Smith 1970, Doe et al. 2008a, b)

    If I can get those to work, I intend to address the shortage of Zotero styles in my research niche.
  • edited August 24, 2008
    @alison: this should help with your first question. You want "names-as-sort-order" set to "first."

    For the second, you need to change the "sort" element to call the "issued" variable:

    <key variable="issued"/>
  • Journal of Clinical Investigation

    Molecular Therapy
  • How about KML / GoogleEarth. Check out GeoEndNote that we made as a prototype. Marine geology relies heavily on location. If we can add WKT (Well Known Text) to the database, it is then possible to export KML Placemarks.

    Check this out: GeoEndNote poster from a conference earlier this summer.
  • edited August 30, 2008
    CSL does not now support styling of et-al, but will soon.
    Does CSL already support styling of et-al? I couldn't find anything in the CSL schema that makes it possible.

    I also have a related question with regard to the use of "et al" for the PNAS style. The style dictates that for more than 5 authors, only the first author is included in the reference, followed by a comma and than "et al.", e.g:

    13. Ornish D, et al. (1998) Intensive lifestyle changes for reversal of coronary heart disease. J Am Med Assoc 280:2001–2007.

    The problem is that, even with "delimiter-precedes-last" set to "always", no comma is included before "et al" if "et-al-use-first" has a value of 1 (I do get the comma if I set this value to 2 in the current PNAS style). I guess this is a problem with the CSL processor, but I'm not sure.
  • I would appreciate FEBS journal style. That would really make Zotero perfect :)
  • I also would like to use the unified style sheet proposed by the Linguistic Society of America. Its guidelines are available here:

    and some background on it can be read here:

    Thank you very much.
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