[texhax] journal name abbreviations without using @string

Dan Hatton vi5u0-texhax at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Nov 23 14:56:37 CET 2006

On Thu, 23 Nov 2006, Ruth Mugford wrote:

> I have also imported my references from Endnote into Bibtex and I
> would like to convert the long journal names to abbreviated names in
> a style file.  All the information on bibtex that I have read
> recommends typing a one word shorthand for each journal and using
> the @string command to define the outputted journal name.  However,
> I'd rather not replace all the unabbreviated journal names that I
> already have in Bibtex with shorthands.

What I'm about to suggest won't achieve that bit...

> It would be useful to be
> able to choose whether to use the long journal names, or
> abbreviations in future.

...but will achieve this bit.  Take a look at the message from the
archives of this mailing list, at



Dan Hatton


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