What other citation formats would you like Zotero to generate?

  • Hi,

    I've been using the Harvard reference format3 for my bibliography and have noticed a continuing issue. When using a Book Section in an edited book, there is no space between the " and the in (then editors name). For example:
    Chisholm, RM 2003, “The Problem of the Criterion,”in LP Pojman (ed), The Theory of Knowledge: Classical and Contemporary Readings, Wadsworth, Belmont, California, pp. 9-18.
    (note, in my ref the book title does show in italics, just doesn't show in this comment - so no panic there).

    I like this version of the Harvard style as I do not need the Available at and access date information that shows in Harvard format1, but would like it if the Harvard format3 could come with an Author-Date in-text reference style.

    Thanks in advance. Great work overall.
  • Hello,
    a style using French standards in humanities would be very useful!
    For example:
    1. Book
    Bachelard G. (small capitals), La poétique de l'espace (italics), Paris, 1975.
    2. Article from a journal
    Buc P. (small capitals), "(French style quotation marks)Rituel politique et imaginaire politique au haut Moyen Age", Revue Historique (italics), n°620, octobre 2001, p.843-883.
    3. Part of a book
    Cazeaux Y. (small capitals), "Philippe le Bon et Girard de Roussillon" (French style quotation marks), dans Mélanges René Louis (only what's after "dans" is in italics), C. Thiry éd., Paris, 1982, p.903-925.
    Alternatively, wouldn't it be easier for users to create their own citation formats?
    Thanks a lot.
  • I would appreciate FEBS journal style. That would really make Zotero perfect :)
    I've uploaded a style for FEBS Journal (available at http://www.zotero.org/styles). Comments on this style can be posted here: http://forums.zotero.org/discussion/4141/
  • I would like to request the addition of the Turabian style. It is used widely in theological fields, and all of us here at the Graduate Theological Union would be jumping for joy if Zotero incorporated it!

  • edited September 27, 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).
    Fixed. You will however have to reinstall the style from the style repository.
  • Could someone please add citation styles for Journal of Immunology. This style is also used by Journal of experimental medicine (and Journal of cell biology)

    JI: http://www.jimmunol.org./misc/authorfulllength.shtml#references
    JEM: http://www.jem.org/misc/ifora.shtml#Ref

    Periodicals: Wells, A. D., M. C. Walsh, D. Sankaran, and L. A. Turka. 2000. T cell effector function and anergy avoidance are quantitatively linked to cell division. J. Immunol. 165: 2432–2443.

    Books: McIntyre, T. M., and W. Strober. 1999. Gut-associated lymphoid tissue: regulation of IgA B-cell development. In Mucosal Immunology, 2nd ed. P. L. Ogra, J. Mestecky, E. Lamm, W. Strober, J. Bienenstock, and J. R. McGhee, eds. Academic Press, San Diego, CA. 319–356.

  • A style for "The Journal of Immunology" has been added to the style repository (http://www.zotero.org/styles/).
  • I would like to add additional support for the American Meteorological Society style. As mentioned before, the Authors' Guide is on the society's website (http://ametsoc.org/pubs/refguide.pdf).
  • I am interested in a style that caters for music & musicology better..
    ala scores etc. But the fields in the system don't really cater for this so have asked for an enhancement that allows suitable fields/data types to be made available first.

    In music you need to have data such as:
    - the style of score (ala Full Orchestra, Chamber orchestra, string quartet, choral, opera, Ballet etc etc.)
    - You need to know whether the score is part of a book or scores (ala a compilation, a single full score, a series of music as in a song cycle). And if books/compilation which actual score within it.
    - You need to know how many movements the piece has, The Genre (ala Symphony, Sonata, Concerto etc)
    - Whether it is a mini-score, study-score, full score
    - Whether it includes instrumental parts or not (ala just the conductors score)
    - The Composer (Author is fine) the Arranger for musical arrangement of other composition, the lyricist where words are included, the Editor if was an edition rather than an autographed manuscript (and whether it is is is not a manuscript) etc etc etc

    I can't specifically locate a "generic" style that covers all this (although I have not looked extensively) except the one that is prescribes by the university I am at, which is basically a customized Chicago 14a for music purposes.

    Our customized style outline (which I have to say is not complete) .

    But as I said the data is not captured so at the moment little point is getting anything designed .... I normally use Chicago A and if required manually do other stuff myself.. which is a pain.
  • edited October 19, 2008
    I would like Basic and Applied Ecology. or alternatively can you tell me of a similiar style that I can change?

    The style for "Journal of Evolutionary Biology" is quite close to this with some exceptions.

    1) the et al settings. When there are six or more authors, the sixth
    and subsequent authors are abbreviated as “et al.” For subsequent citation abbreviate to first author et al if more than two.

    2) (YEAR).

    3) chapter in edited book: (pp. PAGENUMBERS) should be after book title and not last

    4) for journal articles volume should not be bold. In addition volume and page nubers should be seperated with , instead of :

    5) it should be a , after journal title

    6) option name="disambiguate-add-givenname" should be FALSE

    References: In the text, references should be in chronological order
    and with the year in parentheses. In the fi rst entry of each reference
    list up to fi ve authors. When there are six or more authors, the sixth
    and subsequent authors are abbreviated as “et al.”:
    Pfadenhauer (1995), Pfadenhauer & Otte (1995), Gurnell, Petts,
    Hannah, Smith, Edwards et al. (2001). In the second and following
    entries of the same reference, only the fi rst author is named and all
    co-authors are abbreviated as “et al.”. Avoid excessive citations; cite
    only essential resources.

    In the list, references should be arranged fi rst alphabetically and
    then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one
    reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identifi
    ed by the letters “a”, “b”, “c”, etc. after the year of publication.
    The following usage should be confi rmed to:
    Reference to a journal publication:

    Gurnell, A.M., Petts, G.E., Hannah, D.M., Smith, B.P.G., Edwards, P.J., Kollmann, J., Ward, J.V., & Tockner, K. (2001). Riparian vegetation and island formation along the gravelbed Fiume Tagiamento, Italy. Earth Surface processes and Land Forms, 26, 31–62.

    Reference to a book:
    Ellenberg, H. (1996). Vegetation Mitteleuropas mit den Alpen. (1st ed.). Stuttgart: Ulmer Verlag.

    Reference to a chapter in an edited book: :

    Gurr, G.M., Wratten, S.D., & Barbosa, P. (2000). Success in conservation biological control of arthropods. In: G.M. Gurr & S.D. Wratten (Eds.), Biological control: Measures of success (pp. 105–132). Dordrecht: Kluwer
  • Language (LSA)
    style guide here: http://www.lsadc.org/info/pubs-lang-style.cfm (sections 11 and 12)

    Linguistic Typology
    style guide here: http://www.degruyter.de/files/down/instructions/ltins.pdf
  • I added information according to http://forums.zotero.org/discussion/4423/ to my request above. Here's an example article http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2008.04.003
  • @aspludnj,
    Thanks for the details. I have committed a style for Basic and Applied Ecology.
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    Correct Style for Biochemistry
    In light of the discussion held here
    I would greatly appreciate a correct style for Biochemistry according to the guidelines available here
  • edited October 30, 2008
    A new style for Biochemistry has been uploaded to the style repository.
  • Thanks Rintze !
  • edited November 4, 2008
    I would like a style for Oecologia. Instructions are found at

    The style for "Journal of Evolutionary Biology" is quite close to this with some exceptions.

    1) Author in the bibliography should be like this "Savidge WB, Blair NE". No "and" or "&" and no comma between last name and initials and no period after the initial

    2) Date should be in round brackets and no period after date

    3) No italics or bolds

    4) Books should end with "Publisher, Place

    5) Chapters in books should be like this:
    Hobson KA (2003) Making migratory connections with stable isotopes. In: Berthold P, Gwinner E, Sonnenschein E (eds) Avian migration. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp 379-391

    6) For in text-citations, two or more authors should be abbreviated with first author and et al.

    7) No such abbreviations in the bibliography

    8) option name="disambiguate-add-givenname" should be FALSE

    9) in text citations it should be "and" between the two authors instead of &

    10) no symbol between author(s) and date in "in-text citations"

    Thank you
  • edited November 5, 2008
    I would prefer if there's a way to create a citation style yourself (easier, without using csl)
  • I have been looking for a good web site that describes citations formats of music.
    I have found a pretty good one at http://www.lib.uwo.ca/music/citemus.html
    Now to get these styles working in zotero. Actually they are pretty close to Chicago manual of style but with the music quirks added.

    Damn wish I was a programmer and was able to quickly knock up the xml style etc. Ah well.. Guess that is yet another new project for me to look into.

    Now if I can get this working I can probably convince the music school, which I study at, to use Zotero and the new style for its musicology and music theory students.
  • I'd like a Vancouver style, but with superscript numbers as per the journal "Health Expectations".
  • Anyone who knows how to do this (I do not) - I need the ASCE (Amer. Soc. of Civil Engng.) style.

    Harvard Reference format 1 (Author-Date) seems to be somewhat similar - and perhaps a place to start, if not from scratch.

    Official format:

    or in slightly more expanded form:
    in text:

    Since the genes encoding for many enzymes used in biodegrading
    xenobiotic compounds reside in plasmids (Slater 1988), their
    transfer to other organisms is possible.

    Six major processes govern a steady-state
    biofilm (Rittman and McCarty 1980).

    These analytical solutions are compared to a numerical solution
    developed by Rittman et al. (1986).

    Our best hope for doing this is through application of gene
    probes (Atlas and Sayler 1988; Jain et al. 1988).

    in reference list:

    1) Technical Report:

    Baillod, C.R. (1988). "Oxygen utilization in activated sludge plants."
    Final report to the U.S. EPA on Cooperative Research Agreement No.
    CR813162-01-2, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Mich.

    Lewandowski, G. (1988). "POTW treatment of industrial organic wastes."
    Final report on project BICM-6, Industry/University Cooperative Center
    for Research, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, N.J.

    2) Journal Article:

    Battersby, N.S. and Wilson, V. (1989). "Survey of the anaerobic
    degradation of organic matter." Appl. Envir. Microbiology, 55(2),

    Blackburn, J.W., Jain, R.K., and Sayler, G.S. (1987). "Molecular
    microbial ecology of a naphthlene degrading genotype in activated
    sludge." Envir. Sci. Tech., 21(9), 884-890.

    3) Article in Proceedings:

    Dobbs, R.A. (1987). "Partitioning of toxic organics in activated
    sludge." Proc., Int. Conf. on Innovative treatment of Toxic Wastewaters,
    R.J. Scholze et al., eds., U.S. Army Construction Engineering
    Laboratory, Champaign, Ill., 585-601.

    4) Book with Author:

    Grady, C.P., Jr. (1980). Biological Wastewater Treatment. Marcel Dekker,
    Inc., New York, N.Y.

    5) Book with Editor:

    Biodegradation of environmental pollutants. (1982). A.M. Chakrabarty,
    ed., CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fla.

    6) Thesis:

    James, L.C. (1987). "The effects of growth rate on the removal of 2-
    chlorophenol." report presented to Clemson University , at Clemson,
    S.C., in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of
    Master of Engineering.

    7) Personal Communication:

    Smith, John (2000). Personal Communication. January 12, 2000, Arcata, Ca.

    8) Website:

    Anthrax: General Information. (2000) [Online] Available
    http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo/anthrax_g.htm, January 16, 2000.

    9) FTP site:

    Notifiable Diseases/Deaths in Selected Cities-Weekly Information, (2000) Morbidity and
    Mortality Weekly Report, 49 (1):15-22, [Online] Available
    ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Publications/mmwr/wk/mm4901.pdf, January 16, 2000.
  • I just committed a first draft of the ASCE style. It can be found in the style repository (www.zotero.org/styles, look for American Society of Civil Engineers), or installed directly via http://www.zotero.org/styles/asce/dev?install=1
  • edited November 26, 2008
    Whee, new style creation within the hour. You rock, Rintze!
  • This is fast indeed!
    All seems good on the first try.
    Much appreciated, Rintze!
  • The American Economic Review format would be great:



  • Just adding my desire for an AAA style:

    American Anthropological Association:
  • I would like a more complete version of the McGill legal Guide. It seems the developmental one misses half the information.

    Anti-terrorism Act, S.C. 2001, c. 41.
    Aggregate Resources Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. A-8.
    Tobacco Product Control Act, R.S.C. 1985 (4th Supp.), c. 14.

    2) CASES
    Delgamuukw v. British Columbia, [1997] 3 S.C.R. 1010.
    Kendle v. Melsom, [1998] HCA 13.
    Létourneau c. Laflèche Auto Ltée, [1986] R.J.Q. 1956 (Sup. Ct.).
    Nova Scotia (Workers’ Compensation Board) v. Martin, 2003 SCC 54, [2003] 2 S.C.R.

    Macklem, Patrick. Indigenous Difference and the Constitution of Canada (Toronto:
    University of Toronto Press, 2001).
    Nadeau, Alain-Robert. Vie privée et droits fondamentaux (Cowansville, Qc.: Yvon
    Blais, 2000).
  • Hey guys. I've just stumbled upon Zotero and I love it, but unfortunately there doesn't seem to be the style of citation that I need. It's called the Cardiff Harvard style, which is specific to Cardiff University. It's a tweaked Harvard style, but I don't know how to create my own.

    Here's the specifications:

    Anyone who could do this would be an absolute legend.

  • Manish: See Requesting Styles, and start a new thread detailing differences from one of the existing Harvard styles in the repository.
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