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  1. Include conference proceedings example citations

    In my field (biology) we often reference to publications in conference proceedings. However, these are commonly misformatted in citation styles. It would really help if the example citations would include some conference proceedings items in order to test correct functionality

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    • Browser navigation should work as expected.

      Browsers have a very well-defined navigation behavior. For instance, Ctrl+click (or Cmd+click on Mac) on a link opens the link in a new tab.

      This does not work in this web app. (Tested with Firefox)

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      • Search queries should be saved when navigating back to the search page

        To reproduce:

        1. Go to http://editor.citationstyles.org/searchByExample/
        2. Edit the search query and search.
        3. Cmd+click the "view style" button -- browser unexpectedly opens the style in the same tab, rather than opening a new tab (error number 1).
        4. Navigate back with the browser's "back" button.

        Expected behavior: You are returned to the search page from where you came, with the search results and search query the same as where you left off.

        Observed behavior: You are returned to an empty search page and the search query has been reverted to the default search query and you have to manually…

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        • About American Chemical Society

          Hello, I am reparing this reference style to use for my manuscript. Although I repaired, save and downloaded it. The "container-title" section was chosen "short". However, when I applied it in my manuscript. The "container - title" displayed "long". That means the name of Journal is displayed "long" instead of "short". Please help me solve this problem. Thank you so much
          http://editor.citationstyles.org/visualEditor/

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          • periods instread of commas

            I wanted to exchange the commas between the different categories into periods but did not find a way how to do it in the visual editor. Can you help me?

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            • Keep up the good work!

              I love your tool, it has saved me soooo much headache.

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              • Fix a bug

                I searched for Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, but when I click the "Edit Style" button, nothing happens. (i.e. the Visual editor pane does not open) I want to edit this style because JPCL now does not want issue numbers, but the current version of the style still includes them.

                Otherwise, this site looks amazing!

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                • Correct the style for Annals of Surgery

                  The Annals of Surgery reference style has references in superscript. Is it possible to correct this? It is a problem for the papers app for mac and windows, and has caused me some issues during submission.

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                    • Bugfix

                      "Download style" button was not working after editing the example citations with "Advanced". As a workaround, I scraped it from the code editor

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                      • Great site!

                        Have been trying to edit styles in a text editor. This is so much better!
                        Thanks styles.org!

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                        • Change in text citation format

                          The in text citation format is incorrect when there are multiple citations that also contain the same author for multiple years. For example, when there are multiple citations from different authors the citations are separated by commas. However, when two of those citations are from the same author then the citations are then separated by semi-colons. See example below:

                          INCORRECT:
                          Yamamoto et al. 2002, Paetkau 2003, 2004, Durnin et al. 2007

                          CORRECT:
                          Yamamoto et al. 2002; Paetkau 2003, 2004; Durnin et al. 2007

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                          • limitation

                            Hi,
                            I cant save the citation style after construct it with visualeditor, neathe on the disk or url.

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                            • return me to match search with my examples filled in

                              After 'view style' the back button does take me back to the search page, but the examples I filled in are gone!

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                              • add full first names in list of authors!

                                As the sample list of authors only give initial for given names, I cannot evaluate whether the output biblio matches my publisher's request for given names to be written out in full.

                                Otherwise, this is an excellent service!

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                                • add dual works by same author in biblio example output

                                  In search style by example, it would be useful to see if an author's name is written out or replaced by dash in a second reference!

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                                  • two issues in Elsevier Havard (with titles)

                                    1) In citation, I couldn't italic the et al, which is separately from the authors. can you please help to solve the issue? (When I italic the et al, the authors will be italic too.

                                    2) In Bibliography, I couldn't remove the , which is after the authors and before the year. Could you please help to solve this issue?

                                    Thank you very much

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                                    • inquery

                                      How to shorten the space between citation-number and first author?
                                      Do I need to modify which parameters?
                                      Thanks so much!

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                                      • Hi

                                        I was wondering if there was a way to differentiate between two items from the same document type (i.e. statute, legal-case or a book). For instance, to have different reference output for cases from the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Justice (i.e. both would be under the document type of legal-case)? For instance, if a keyword could be used in CSL to differentiate between two items of the same category?

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