Here comes the feature description…
CSL styles offer ~ 10000 citation styles (according to their website citationstylesorg) and are already implemented for the style preview in JabRef
Currently i know of no way how to use these styles effectively in Jabref other than to look at the style. I can’t push the style to my office programs. Neither Libre Office (JabRef uses the jstyle format there. currently 23 styles are on the website jstyles.jabreforg/), nor Latex, nor Microsoft Office.
To be fair: why would we not want to have this feature?
Is it really the job of JabRef to do this? Should the style of the bibliography be taken from the Latex CTAN website (ctanorg/topic/bibtex-sty) or everybody should program his own style, given we have the possibilities to do so? There is even a program that helps to create a jstyle file for Libre Office.
Still, I would say JabRef can and should do it, after all the csl styles are already there. All that needs to be done is to push it.
Related discussions on github:
- Add support for CitationStyles · Issue #119 · JabRef/jabref · GitHub → Initial support for CSL in JabRef
- Support CSL Styles in LO/OO · Issue #2146 · JabRef/jabref · GitHub → Asking for support of CSL with JabRef and LibreOffice
So i was thinking. Maybe a possible solution could look like this?
- implement code or a script that automates the following or a similar process in JabRef background:
Custom citation styles in LaTeX with CSL and Pandoc - K. Arthur Endsley
- the program used is Pandoc
Pandoc - Installing pandoc
Do you think this could work? - Sorry, i am no programmer!
PS. sorry, could only post 2 links as new forum user…