Can we generate an export-text-file by journal and by year?
I have a library with about 5500 items. It was downloaded from Scopus and WoS, then imported (with deduplication on - which seems to have worked pretty well) into Endnote, then exported to xml, and now being re-imported into Zotero. We have now received a request to generate a bibliography (including the abstracts, which do seem to have navigated all of those conversions quite elegantly) not sorted, as usually, in alphabetical order, but primarily by journal, and then secondarily by year. Is that possible? And if so, how can it be generated? Thanks!
You'd replace the current sort section in the library by
Where ideally you'd replace the variable="issued" with macro="issued-year" or whatever your citation style of choice labels the macro that displays just the publication year.
General instructions here: https://www.zotero.org/support/dev/citation_styles/style_editing_step-by-step
don't forget the style name and ID changes.
The modified sort section for that one would be
But adding an abstract to an existing style also isn't super hard.