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Usual citation in a scientific journal looks like this:


[1] Yue Z, Jiang W, Wang L, Gardner S, Pittman Jr. C. Surface characterization of electrochemically oxidized carbon fibers. Carbon 1999; 37(11):1785-1796.


Citation styles vary from journal to journal, and SciRef provides flexible mechanism for following them.

The SciRef template for mentioned citation is following:


%ld. %pt. %jd %jy; %jv[(%ji)]:%ps-%pe.


Lets see in detail that kind of elements could be used for the creation of new templates:

%fn - Insert an author's name and initials in the following order: First name, Last name. Ex: S. Gardner, Jr.C. Pittman

%ln -  Insert an author's name and initials in the reversed order: Last name, First name. Ex: Gardner S., Pittman Jr.C.

%ld - The same, as previous but without dots after initials. Ex: Yue Z, Jiang W, Wang L, Gardner S

%pt - paper title or book title, depend on type of citation selected.

%pb - publisher (for books and chapters)

%ja - journal abbreviation, Ex: Trib. Int.

%jd - the same. as previous, but without dots. Ex: Trib Int

%ji -  number of issue

%jv - number of  volume

%ps - first page

%pe - last page

%jy  - year of publication

%cy  - city (for books and chapters)


Also, you can use italic and bold in your citation list. For text formatting use the following pare tags (like in RTF):


\i  ... \i0 - formats a text between tags as italic;

\b ... \b0 - formats a text as bold




\i %pt. \i0 \b %jt \b0 will make Paper tile. Journal title


[ ] - block of template. Only single element could be inside of the block. If element value is empty, the block will not be shown.

For example, [(%ji)] means, that number of issue will be added if it is. This allow to avoid empty brackets, if some paper has no the issue number.