There are a billion different citation formats with their own rules. I
don't think there is any simple answer to the question you ask.
On 10/11/2012 2:45 PM, William Gunn wrote:
> Hi list!
> I have a technical question about formatting citation output which
> some of you may have dealt with in the past. I see journal names and
> their abbreviations listed three different ways:
> ALL CAPS no periods:
> Proper Case, with periods: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/BIOS/j_abbr.html
> Proper Case, no periods: http://home.ncifcrf.gov/research/bja/journams_a.html
> As far as I'm aware, citations in published papers should always be
> proper case, but are there any cases where a journal should be cited
> without periods in the abbreviated form? I'm aware of the edge cases
> like PLOS, JAMA, BMJ, but what I'm wondering is if anyone knows of any
> instances where a journal which is normally abbreviated as Anal.
> Biochem. would instead be formatted as Anal Biochem (without periods)
> in the references list/bibliography for a paper?
> If anyone has dealt with this issue in the past, I'd love to hear what
> you came up with. Thanks!
> William Gunn
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