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econ.bst: BibTeX style file for economics

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BibTeX style file for economics.

Release information of econ.bst is posted at http://shirotakeda.org/blog/.

 

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Main features of econ.bst.

  • Bibliography (reference) style for economics.
  • The author-year citation style when combined with natbib.sty.
  • Highly customizable. The key feature of econ.bst.

Requisites and notes

  • econ.bst requires natbib.sty (or harvard.sty).
  • You may need to change the character code of econ.bst according to your PC setting.

Download

Download the following zip file. econ.bst is included in it.


Customization

econ.bst defines functions which have names like bst.xxx.yyy. You can easily customize bibliography style by changing contents of these functions. For the details, see the first part of econ.bst.

Exmaples of customization:

All bst files above are basically the same as econ.bst except that contents of functions bst.xxx.yyy are changed. econ_a.bst, econ_b.bst and econ_no_sort.bst are included in the above zip file.


Changelog

Ver. 2.1 (2013-07-09)

  • URL field: In the new econ.bst, URL field can be displayed. If you set non-zero to `bst.show.url', url field is displayed before note field (this is the default behavior). If you set zero to `bst.show.url', url field is suppressed.
  • Added the new function `bst.url.pre' and `bst.url.post'. These functions specify the strings before and after url field.
  • access field: Added the new function `bst.access.pre' and `bst.access.post'. These functions specify the strings before and after access field. Note that access field is specific to econ.bst and not inherent in the standard bib file. The value of access field is used for accessed date for URL. For example, suppose that there are the following two settings in the bib file
    
          url          = {http://shirotakeda.org/en/tex/econ-bst.html},
          access       = {4th July, 2013}
      
    In the default econ.bst, these settings generate the reference like
    URL: http://shirotakeda.org/en/tex/econ-bst.html, accessed on 4th July, 2013.
  • Added the new function `bst.show.doi'. If you set non-zero to `bst.show.doi', DOI field is displayed before note field. If you set zero to `bst.show.doi', DOI field is suppressed (this is the default behavior). Note that DOI field is not inherent in the standard bib file. See econ-sample.pdf for an example.
  • Added the new function `bst.doi.pre' and `bst.doi.post'. These functions specify the strings before and after DOI field.
  • Added the new function `bst.post.note'. This function specifies the strings after note field.
  • Added new type "online". This is the document type for web page. Note that this is not inherent in the standard bib file and it does not work for other bst files.

Ver. 2.0.1 (2011-12-05)

  • Fixed bugs for sorting entries. In version 2.0, entries of book and incollection type are not sometimes sorted in alphabetical order.
  • The previous econ.bst always puts `period'' before the content of note field. The new econ.bst uses `comma'' by default (but this depends on user customization).
  • Added new function `bst.hide.title''. If you set non-zero to bst.hide.title, title is not displayed.

Ver. 2.0 (2011-11-10)

  • Added \\bysame abbreviation of alternative style.
    Suppose that there are the following three entries:
    Mazda, A., Subaru, B., and Honda, C., (2011) "ABC"
    Mazda, A., Subaru, B., and Honda, C., (2011) "DEF"
    Mazda, A., Subaru, B., and Toyota, D., (2011) "GHI"
    When you set non-zero to `bst.use.bysame'' in the previous econ.bst, these entries are listed like
    [List 1]
    Mazda, A., Subaru, B., and Honda, C., (2011) "ABC"
    ----, (2011) "DEF"
    Mazda, A., Subaru, B., and Toyota, D., (2011) "GHI"
    That is, the abbreviation of authors by \\bysame is only applied to entries with exactly the same name.
    In the new econ.bst, you can choose an alternative abbreviation style like
    [List 2]
    Mazda, A., Subaru, B., Honda, C., (2011) "ABC"
    ----, ----, and ----, (2011) "DEF"
    ----, ----, and Toyota, D., (2011) "GHI"
    In the new econ.bst, you can choose three values for `bst.use.bysame''.

    #0: Not use bysame command.
    #1: Use bysame command like List 1 (this is the default value).
    #2: Use bysame command like List 2 (See econ_b.pdf).

    For the details, see econ-sample.pdf.
  • Abolished `bst.year.backward'' and added `bst.year.position''. Now you can choose the position of year.

    If set to #0, year is always placed right after "author".
    If non-zero, year is placed at the end (before note field) except for aritcle type entry.

    In article type entry, the position of year changes according to the following rule:

    #1 -> year is placed at the end.
    #2 -> year is placed after journal name in aritcle type entry.
    #3 -> year is placed after volume in aritcle type entry.
     
  • Added `bst.year.na.pre'' and `bst.year.na.post''.
    These functions are `bst.year.pre'' and `bst.year.post'' for non-article type entry. In the new econ.bst, `bst.year.pre'' and `bst.year.post'' are only applied to aritcle type entry.
  • Added `bst.editor.btitle.order''.
    This determines the order of editor and booktitle in incollection and inproceedings entry.

    If #0, editors - booktitle order (the default value).
    If non-zero, booktitle - editors order.
     
  • Added `bst.address.position''.
    You can choose the order of address and publisher by this function.

    If #0, address -> publisher order (the default value).
    If non-zero, publisher -> address order.
     

Ver.1.3.2 (2011-04-05)

  • Fixed a bug in `bst.hide.number''. In the previous version, `bst.hide.number'' does not work well.

Ver.1.3.1 (2010-12-18)

  • Added the new function `bst.hide.number''. If you want to hide number filed, set non-zero to this function.

Ver.1.3 (2010-12-04)

  • Fixed a bug in period-comma handling.
  • Changed the rule for sorting entries.
    In the previous rule, econ.bst use full author name for primary sorting key. For example, suppose that there are references like
    Hatoyama, Fukuda, Abe (2009) "apple"
    Hatoyama, Aso, Fukuda, Abe (2007) "orange."
    Hatoyama, Abe, Fukuda, Koizumi (2009) "grape."
    In this case, econ.bst sorts references in the following order.
    Hatoyama, Abe, Fukuda, Koizumi (2009) "grape."
    Hatoyama, Aso, Fukuda, Abe (2007) "orange."
    Hatoyama, Fukuda, Abe (2009) "apple."
    In the new rule, econ.bst uses the abbreviated author name instead of the full author name. That is, the econ.bst uses
    Hatoyama et al. (2009) "apple."
    Hatoyama et al. (2007) "orange."
    Hatoyama et al. (2009) "grape."
    for the sorting key. So three articles are sorted in the following order.
    Hatoyama, Aso, Fukuda, Abe (2007) "orange."
    Hatoyama, Fukuda, Abe (2009) "apple."
    Hatoyama, Abe, Fukuda, Koizumi (2009) "grape."
  • Changed the rule for attaching alphabetical index to year.
    In the previous rule, econ.bst does not attach alphabetical index to year in the following two articles.
    Hatoyama, Abe, Fukuda, Koizumi (2009) "grape."
    Hatoyama, Fukuda, Abe (2009) "apple."
    This means that two articles have the exactly same abbreated citation form "Hatoyama et al.(2009)".
    In the new rule, econ.bst attaches alphabetical index to the above two articles like
    Hatoyama, Fukuda, Abe (2009a) "apple."
    Hatoyama, Abe, Fukuda, Koizumi (2009b) "grape."
    So the abbreated citation form for two articles are distinguished like Hatoyama et al.(2009a) and Hatoyama et al.(2009b).

Ver. 1.2 (2008-12-22)

  • When there are successive periods and commas (for example, ".,", "..", ",," etc.), the second one is removed. In the previous jecon.bst, it is difficult to use period and comma as delimiters at the same time because it often causes problems such as successive commas and periods. The new jecon.bst removes the second period or comma if there are successive periods and commas.
  • Added new function `bst.and.others.num''. Author names in the citation part are abbreviated by et al. if the number of authors is greater or equal to bst.and.others.num.

Ver. 1.1 (2008-11-17)

  • Added new functions: `bst.sort.year'', `bst.and.others'', `bst.cite.and'' and `bst.cite.ands''.
  • Corrected typos.

Ver. 1.0 (2007-11-20)

  • The initial release.

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