A python script to abbreviate journal names in a bib file using publicly available journal lists.
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bibbreviate

A python script to abbreviate journal names in a bib file using publicly available journal lists.

Installation

pip install bibbreviate

or download the source and

python setup.py install

Usage

usage: bibbrev [-h] [-o OUTPUT] [-r] [-a ABBREVIATIONS] [-v] target

positional arguments:
  target                The bib file to abbreviate.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -o OUTPUT, --output OUTPUT
                        The output file name. If missing, output will be sent
                        to stdout.
  -r, --reverse         Reverse the process and unabbreviate journal names.
  -a ABBREVIATIONS, --abbreviations ABBREVIATIONS
                        Path to a file of abbreviations in the form (one per
                        line): Journal of Biological Science = J. Sci. Biol.
  -v, --verbose

WARNING: this package is still in beta. I use it on my own bib files, but errors are still more than possible. Be sure to back up your files before using.

This package is also not supported on Windows. I welcome pull requests to fix this.

Development

The code for this package is hosted on GitHub (https://github.com/Winawer/bibbreviate), and is licensed under the MIT license. If you have improvements to the package, please submit a pull request and I will be happy to work them in.