Style creation request

Requesting citation style for Journal of Fish Biology

No such citation style , second time to post this without comment, can anybody assist please? I've been using Zotero for some time and don't wish to return to my old citation manager but it may be the only way for submission to this journal. I've included all the relevant documentation below.

instructions of authors

Journal name italicised, journal volume in bold

Campbell, J.L., & Pedersen O. K. (2007). The varieties of capitalism and hybrid success. Comparative Political Studies, 40(3), 307–332. doi:10.1177/0010414006286542

Booke title italicised

Mares, I. (2001). Firms and the welfare state: When, why, and how does social policy matter to employers? In Varieties of capitalism The institutional foundations of comparative advantage (Hall, P. A. & Soskice, D. eds.), pp. 184–213. New York: Oxford University Press.

as in author instructions
Boisvert, C. A. (2005). The pelvic fin and girdle of Panderichthys and the origin of tetrapod locomotion. Nature 438, 1145–1147.
Nagahama, Y., Yoshikuni, M., Yamashita, M., Tokumoto, T. & Katsu, Y. (1995). Regulation of oocyte growth and maturation in fish. In Current Topics in Developmental Biology, Vol. 30 (Pederson, R. A. & Schatten, G., eds), pp. 103–145. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
Zar, J. H. (1999). Biostatistical Analysis, 4th edn. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

0022-1112 (Print)
1095-8649 (Electronic)
0022-1112 (Linking)

link to online style documentation
  • I am using the citation style "Journal of Fish Biology" but it does not conform to the Journal's instructions. Please can you advise me if I perhaps can get an updated style for this journal?
  • edited November 7, 2019
    I fixed several issues.
    New style now on the repository:
  • The existing JFB style appears to incorrectly capitalize all of the words in journal titles in the literature cited section. Instructions for authors describe References formatting as follows:

    Journal Article:

    Flowers, K. I., Henderson, A. C., Lupton, J. L., & Chapman, D. D. (2017). Site affinity of whitespotted eagle rays Aetobatus narinari assessed using photographic identification. Journal of Fish Biology, 91, 1337– 1349 Gill, A. B. ( 2003).

    Gill, A. B. ( 2003). The dynamics of prey choice in fish: The importance for prey size and satiation. Journal of Fish Biology, 63, 105– 116

    Online Article Not Yet Published in an Issue:

    Mussen, T. D., & Cech Jr, J. J. (2018). Assessing the use of vibrations and strobe lights at fish screens as enhanced deterrents for two estuarine fishes. Advance online publication.

    An online article is cited by its Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which remains valid and allows article tracking even after its allocation to an issue. It has no volume, issue or page numbers.


    Halver, J. E., & Hardy, R. W. ( 2002). Fish nutrition. San Diego, CA: Academic Press

    Chapter in a Book:

    Mench, J. A., & Mason, G. J. ( 1997). Behaviour. In M. C. Appleby & B. O. Hughes (Eds.), Animal Welfare (pp. 127– 142). New York, NY: CAB International

    Docotral Thesis: These must have a permanent record of where they are held (e.g., thesis has been lodged at the individual’s University or Institution Library as a permanent addition to the collection there), e.g., Al‐Badran, A. A. ( 1987). Factors influencing river bank stability in the Tigris and Shatt Al‐ Arab water ways, Iraq (Doctoral thesis, University of Dundee, UK).
    Retrieved from;jsessionid=DA702A005B56B131D4E776CD6A605544

    Master's Thesis: These must be readily available electronically and the URL provided, e.g., Cox, G. K. (2010). Anoxic survival and cardiovascular responses of the Pacific hagfish, Eptatretus stoutii (Masters thesis). Available from UBC Library .

    Electronic References: These include references not subject to peer review and formal publication and can be set out as shown given below. ICES (2016). Report of the Baltic salmon and trout assessment working group (WGBAST). ICES CM 2016/ACOM:09. Available at: Reports/Expert Group Report/acom/2016/WGBAST/wgbast_2016.pdf

    Marshall, A., Bennett, M. B., Kodja, G., Hinojosa-Alvarez, S., Galvan-Magana, F., Harding, M., Stevens, G. & Kashiwagi, T. (2011). Manta birostris. In IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Version 2013.2. Available at (last accessed 9 December 2013).

  • edited August 13, 2020

    Wiley journals typically do not have updated author guidelines, so we go by properly type set papers (that is the .pdfs of papers).

    Looking at and

    I have fixed a bunch of issues. Test the style out and let me know if I missed anything (in a numbered list with titles in a format of "current" vs "wanted" format).

    Right click, save as, install:

    (if a moderator sees this, can we change the title of this thread to Style Request: Journal of Fish Biology? thanks)
  • Thanks for the quick response. In reviewing the updated JFB style, the following issue still appears to persist:

    1. Capitalization of journal article titles in References section;
    "Current" - All words capitalized e.g., "A Comparison of Carbon and Nitrogen Stable Isotope Ratios of Fish Tissues Following Lipid Extractions with Non-Polar and Traditional Chloroform/Methanol Solvent Systems"
    "Wanted" - Only capitalize first word in article title e.g. "A comparison of carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios of fish tissues following lipid extractions with non-polar and traditional chloroform/methanol solvent systems"

  • Perfect, it now looks correct. Thanks!
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