Incorrect reference format for ACS Nano #163

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madhusudansingh opened this Issue May 25, 2012 · 10 comments

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Refer to http://pubs.acs.org/paragonplus/submission/ancac3/ancac3_checklist.pdf

This specifies that references to Journal articles must contain full article title. When this style is used on Mendeley + Word, I get references that do not include the article title.

Please fix.

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adam3smith commented May 25, 2012

the style prints article titles for journal articles. If it doesn't, that's either a problem in your data or in Mendeley. Make sure the former isn't the case, then contact Mendeley support.

Thanks for the quick response. Puzzling.

I think I can rule out a problem with the data as the same manuscript
generates full article titles with some other styles (this was done as a
test).

I posed this question on Mendeley, but I have had no responses plus their
documentation states that they use CSL without modification.

I am unsure about what to do next. A workaround I am considering is to
remove field codes from one document copy using one of the JACS styles
(full article titles) and combining it with another that uses ACS Nano
(correct citation style - superscript).

Messy.
On May 25, 2012 1:41 AM, "Sebastian Karcher" <
reply@reply.github.com>
wrote:

the style prints article titles for journal articles. If it doesn't,
that's either a problem in your data or in Mendeley. Make sure the former
isn't the case, then contact Mendeley support.


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adam3smith commented May 25, 2012

you coud try using "American Chemical Society (ACS) - with titles" - that may very well be the same style (though I don't know).
Other than that, I don't think we can help you here. I tried this out with a fresh version of the style in Zotero and it works. This wouldn't be the first time Mendeley has something buggy in their CSL implementation, so keep nagging them or switch to software with better support (and more reliable and up to date CSL processor versions).

Thanks for the suggestion. That is what I was looking into. Unfortunately,
the citation format for that style includes parenthesized italic numbers,
not superscripts. Hence, the hybrid approach.

I will nag Mendeley about this.
On May 25, 2012 9:27 AM, "Sebastian Karcher" <
reply@reply.github.com>
wrote:

you coud try using "American Chemical Society (ACS) - with titles" - that
may very well be the same style (though I don't know).
Other than that, I don't think we can help you here. I tried this out with
a fresh version of the style in Zotero and it works. This wouldn't be the
first time Mendeley has something buggy in their CSL implementation, so
keep nagging them or switch to software with better support (and more
reliable and up to date CSL processor versions).


Reply to this email directly or view it on GitHub:

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adam3smith commented May 25, 2012

Something is wrong with the styles you're looking at - where are you getting them from?
"American Chemical Society (ACS) - with titles" has superscript numbers as citations
There is another style
"American Chemical Society (ACS) - with titles, brackets"
that is equivalent but has citations as italic numbers in parentheses like you describe.

I am getting them from Mendeley. I looked up other ACS styles.

The one you suggested "works". There is a problem though - it does not
capitalize each word in the title (excepting prepositions and such) as ACS
Nano requires.

Bit of a bummer.

On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 9:44 AM, Sebastian Karcher <
reply@reply.github.com

wrote:

Something is wrong with the styles you're looking at - where are you
getting them from?
"American Chemical Society (ACS) - with titles" has superscript numbers
as citations
There is another style
"American Chemical Society (ACS) - with titles, brackets"
that is equivalent but has citations as italic numbers in parentheses like
you describe.


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rmzelle commented Oct 31, 2012

https://github.com/citation-style-language/styles/blob/master/acs-nano.csl has title casing for journal article titles, so I guess this issue can be closed? @adam3smith?

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adam3smith commented Mar 31, 2013

sorry - the reason I never closed this is that I'd like to check whether all ACS journals use title case.
The ACS guide has

In ACS journals, capitalization follows that of the original publication; in other publications, the main words are capitalized.

which isn't terribly helpful, so we'd have to check journals

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rmzelle commented Apr 1, 2013

The 2013 samples provided by ACS Synthetic Biology (http://pubs.acs.org/toc/asbcd6/2/1) and Bioconjugate Chemistry (http://pubs.acs.org/toc/bcches/24/1) both use Sentence case. Those of ACS Nano use Title Case.

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adam3smith commented Apr 1, 2013

thanks for checking. Leaving this as is (with separate style for ACS Nano) and closing then.

adam3smith closed this Apr 1, 2013

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