Style templates collection

The last category of SG1 formats includes the formated used by Nature and subsidiary journals, and ACS (American Chemistry Soc.). These formats are all “Appearance” sorted bibliography.

SG1 Ap_Ti_Jo Ital_Vol Bold_Page_(Yr) -Nature.ens (23.3 KB)
SG1 Ap_Ti_Jo Ital_Vol Bold_Page_Yr -J Surgical Res.ens (10.2 KB)
SG1 Ap_Ti_Jo Ital_Yr Bold_Vol_Page -ACS.ens (18.8 KB)

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One more variant of SG1 format, but this one doesn’t show article title.

SG1 Ap_Jo Ital_Yr Bold_Vol Ital_Page -J Physical Chem.ens (14.3 KB)

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Authors are formatted like, Smith AG, Doe JC, Gates WA, …

Year is enclosed in parentheses. Plos and PNAS employ this format.

Bibliography is sorted by Appearance order.

SG2 Ap_(Yr)_Ti_Jo Ital_Vol(No)_Page -PNAS.ens (24.3 KB)
SG2 Ap_(Yr)_Jo Ital_Vol_Page -PNAS Old 2.ens (9.32 KB)
SG2 Ap_(Yr)_Ti_Jo_Vol_Page -PLos.ens (14.6 KB)

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A few more variations of the same format.

SG2 AP_(Yr)_Ti_Jo_Vol Bold_Page.ens (11.1 KB)
SG2 Ap_(Yr)_Ti_Jo_Vol_Page -Pediatric Radiol.ens (8.14 KB)

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Authors are formatted in the same way like, Smith AG, Doe JC, Gates WA, …

Year is enclosed in parentheses. But, bibliogrpahy is sorted by Author + Year.
SG2 Bold_(Yr)_Ti_Jo_Vol Bold_Page -Plant Physiol.ens (9.29 KB)
SG2_(Yr)_Ti_Jo_Vol_Page -Histochem Cell Biol.ens (9.75 KB)

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Authors are formatted in the same way like, Smith AG, Doe JC, Gates WA, …

But year is not enclosed in parentheses. This style is relatively rare.
SG2 Ap_Yr_Ti_Jo_Vol(No)_Page.ens (11.5 KB)
SG2 Ap_Yr_Ti_Jo_Vol_Page -Pediatric Res.ens (10.6 KB)
SG2_Yr_Ti_Jo Ital_Vol Bold_Page.ens (7.86 KB)

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This is “Vancouver” style and variants. Many biomedical journals including BMC use this format. They are almost always “Appearance order” bibliography, except for the one used by Am J Physiology. Because I use of this format frequently, I post many variations.

Generally, Vancouver style looks like this:

Authors are formatted like, Smith AG, Doe JC, Gates WA, …

Then, title journal year volume page follows.

Depending on the journal/publisher, each element is emphasized by bold and/or italic. Issue number is often included, but authors very often disregard issue number, and they are not shown in the actual references in articles. 

SG2 Ap_Ti_Jo_Yr_Vol(No)_Page -Vancouver.ens (32.8 KB)
SG2 Ap_Ti_Jo_Yr_Vol(No)_Page -Vancouver Lancet.ens (20.4 KB)
SG2 Ap_Ti_Jo_Yr_Vol_Page -Vancouver New Eng J Med.ens (20.1 KB)

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More Vancouver variants.

SG2 Ap_Ti_Jo_Yr_Vol_Page -Vancouver Cytometry.ens (12.3 KB)
SG2 Ap_Ti_Jo_Yr_Vol_Page -Vancouver Pharmacology.ens (11.3 KB)
SG2 Ap_Ti_Jo Ital_Yr_Vol Bold (No)_Page -Molecular Psychiatry.ens (21.3 KB)

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More Vancouver variants. JAMA also uses Vancouver.

SG2 Ap_Ti_Jo Ital_Yr_Vol Bold_Page.ens (12.4 KB)
SG2 Ap_Ti_Jo Ital_Yr_Vol(No)_Page.ens (12.5 KB)
SG2 Ap_Ti_Jo Ital_Yr_Vol(No)_Page -JAMA.ens (30.6 KB)

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More Vancouver variants. The last one is kind of unique. Title is italicized. This is from Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, by Blackwell.

SG2 Ap_Ti_Jo Ital_Yr_Vol_Page -Mayo Clinic Proc.ens (11.2 KB)
SG2 Ap_Ti_Jo_Vol_Page_Yr -Tissue Eng.ens (12.6 KB)
SG2 Ap_Ti Ital_Jo_Yr_Vol Bold_Page.ens (15 KB)

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More Vancouve variants. BMC uses Vancouver without issue number, but BMC Neuroscience has issue number. Practically, they are all the same because authors often dismiss issue number anyway.

SG2 Ap_Ti Bold_Jo Ital_Yr_Vol Bold_Page -BMC.ens (12.3 KB)
SG2 Ap_Ti Bold_Jo Ital_Yr_Vol Bold (No)_Page -BMC Neuroscience.ens (14 KB)

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AJP (American Journal of Physiology) use Vancouver-like style, but bibliogrpahy is sorted by Author+Title. All the subsidiary journals used this format.

SG2 Bod_Ti_Jo Ital_Vol_Page_Yr -AJP.ens (9.9 KB)

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Authors are formatted like A. G. Smith, J. Doe, W. A. Gates, …

They are always “Appearance” ordered. I’ve never seen “Author” sorted bibliography with this style. The first three are title-less format used by Science.

GS1 Ap_Jo Ital_Vol Bold_Page_(Yr) -Science.ens (20.4 KB)
GS1 Ap_Jo Ital_Yr Bold_Vol (No)_Page.ens (16.6 KB)
GS1 Ap_Jo_Vol_(Yr)_Page -Physics Reports.ens (7.83 KB)

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In the same category, Science subsidiary journal STKE uses this format with full article title.

GS1 Ap_Ti_Jo Ital_Vol Bold_Page_(Yr) -STKE.ens (11.8 KB)
GS1 Ap_Ti_Jo Ital_Vol(No)Page(Yr) -Front Bioscience.ens|attachment (10.5 KB)
GS1 Ap_Ti Ital_Jo_Vol Bold_(Year)_no No_Page.ens (11.5 KB)

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IEEE journals use this format.

GS1 Ap_Ti Quot_Jo Ital_vol Vol (no No)_p Page_Yr -IEEE.ens (20.8 KB)

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Authors are formatted like AG Smith, J Doe, WA Gates, …

Bibliography is sorted by Appearance order.

I have only one example. Obviously, in academic documents, surname comes first. It makes sense not many journals use this format.

GS2 Ap_(Yr)_Jo Ital_Vol_Page.ens (8.35 KB)

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AJP (American Journal of Physiology) used to be this format. Accounting and Finance related journals use this fomat. I personally think this is a “weird” style, and very confusing format to find out authors’ names because the author line looks like this:

Turner, N. A., S. Ho, P. Warburton, D. J. O’Regan, and K. E. Porter.

You need to know exactly the rule to find out the first and second authors’ initials.

Bibliography is sorted by “Author+Year+Title”.
SGGS1_Ti_Jo Ital_Vol_Page_Yr -AJP Old.ens (12.5 KB)
SGGS1_Yr_Ti_Jo_Vol_Page -Systematic Biol.ens (12.3 KB)

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A few more variants of the same format.

SGGS1_Yr_Ti_Jo Ital_Vol_Page -Accounting and Finance.ens (13.7 KB)
SGGS1_Yr_Ti_Jo_Vol Bold_Page -Ecology.ens (13.4 KB)

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Here are the last two SGGS format style, and they use Appearance order bibliography.

SGGS2 Ap_(Yr)_Ti_Jo_Vol_Page -Stem Cells and Dev.ens (9.95 KB)
SGGS1 Ap_Jo_Vol_(Yr)_Page -J Molecular Catalysis.ens (9.45 KB)

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All right, this concludes posting my collection of style templates (second time). I know doing this kind of thing is a little bit (very?) maniac, but I found it’s now really easy to find good templates as long as I know how journal article ought to be formatted. Most of the cases, I don’t need to tweak them at all. Thomson probably doesn’t need 4000 styles for every possible journal. Sixty or so basic templates are enough to cover >90% of journals, particularly English-based journals (90% is my estimate).

Additionally, if links to these attachments are broken again, I’d ask somebody to keep them on their websites and make HTML links. I am willing to share as long as somebody find them useful. So, please let me know if your librarians/university are interested. Apparently, Thomson is not interested, and my university’s library also doesn’t show interest.

Best regards, and happy bibliography formatting!

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