New Style

I am trying to modify a new style to submit my manuscript to Applied Physics Reviews. I did the required changed successfully from
I just modify Nature style as:
* add quotation marks before and after for article title
* added book publisher-place between publisher and date.
Then I downloaded it to upload to Zotero. I got the error many times "C:\Users\umitg\Desktop\applied-physics-reviews (1).csl" is not a valid CSL 1.0.1 style file, and may not work properly with Zotero. Are you sure you want to continue?"
I couldn't find what is wrong.
I send you the cls file via this link:
Could you help me, please.
Thank you
  • If you want anyone from CSL to look at this, you'll need to share the style publicly, e.g. by posting it to (click save, then post the URL here).
    You can either copy&paste from the "Code View" of the visual editor or by opening the file in the text editor.
  • I tried many times and did everything correctly. Now, I can now download the style clicking the "download style" button. The button doesn't work.
    Here is the code:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

    Applied Physics Reviews

    Michael Berkowitz

    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License

  • I copied the code to but it id not work. It shows that "something went wrong".
    I send you the code via transfer:
    Do I miss something like save the style or something?
    Thank you
  • The style would probably work anyway, but validation fails because of this line:
    <link href="" rel="Applied-Physics-Reviews"/>

    You can simply delete it.
  • Thank you very much,
    But the new style doesn't show the publisher-place.
  • For what item type? Definitely should for books. Have you tried in a new document?
  • Thank you very much. I had to refresh to see the change.
    I have one more question. It displays author as Campbell, J. L. but I would like to it as J. L. Campbell, how can I do that?
    Thank you
  • delete name-as-sort-order="all"
  • I don't want to touch the code. How can I do it on the visual editor page:
  • Hi there

    I am the managing editor of a sciweb indexed journal, the Journal of Ethnobiology. We have a working citation style code that works on a case by case basis in mendeley but would love to publish one of our own. The working code is at

    Could someone help?
  • edited November 11, 2019
    Happy to have a look.
    That code you pasted is for an avian journal though? Or did you just not rename it?
    If you link me to your style guidelines I'll get the style upload ready and get it up on the repository.

    edit: spent an hour fixing the style up and submitted it for review.

    edit2: please don't hijack other threads not related to your issue. (hopefully breaks this out, so we can separate this)

    edit3: No need to post here if you already had submitted this style on the repository. We are the same people here and on GitHub. I just spent an hour making a style, when adamsmith had already fixed yours....
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