RIS export does not include reviewed author for journal articles
When exporting a book review in a journal to RIS format the reviewed author is not included in the exported file. I found line 224 in RIS.js that says:
//NOT HANDLED: reviewedAuthor, scriptwriter, contributor, guest. Is there a technical reason for this or is it because it is not clear what field it is supposed to be exported to in RIS? Would it be possible to implement it? I would rather have it exported for example as translator (preferably with a note) and then be able to move it to the correct field than not having it included in the export.
"creators/reviewedAuthor":["journalArticle"],in RIS.js? This would be the only way that a review can be differentiated from other journal articles when exporting to RIS as far as I can tell.
The spec does not define what A2/A3/A4 are for the journal article type. But I'm not sure it makes sense to follow Citavi's lead here; they do a few things that aren't documented in the RIS standard & that makes other products have to work-around these unexpected variances.
I don't think there's a great solution here for RIS in Zotero; like noksagt, I'd feel uneasy about just inventing behavior.
Zotero would export the reviewed author in several different formats (Zotero RDF and Bibliontology RDF at a minimum), so it's not like it can't be exported. It just can't be exported in RIS.
Besides, a standard might be established by authority, custom or consent without necessarily being the best choice. MS Word as a "standard" text processor is just one example. I did not by "standard" mean that it was decided by any authority. On this site https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_reference_management_software bibtex and RIS seem to be the most available formats in the programs listed there. In that way RIS can be understood as a "standard" format despite all its deficiencies, and that was how I meant it to be understood. I am sorry if I did not expreess myself better. In conclusion, I withdraw my wish for adjustments to the RIS export format.