OK, I have validated, checked the requirements and added one style ‘bioessays.csl’. I will stop there for now, so you guys can give it a quick check before I commit a few more. Sorry for the extra work, I just want to make sure I get it right for this first time, and won’t bother anymore after that…
Yikes, good points. I think the style was generated by our user with the CSL online editor, and that probably explains the empty affixes. I’ll address all these points, thanks so much for the quick feedback! FWIW, the other styles I want to add are derived from another style and all have ‘template’ and ‘documentation’ links.
alternatives-to-animal-experimentation.csl was invalid CSL because of a
I added ISSNs to journal-specific styles. zotero.org/styles doesn’t (yet)
allow users to search by ISSN, but it unambiguously links a style to a
journal, so I like adding them.
as you might or might not know, CSL supports quite a bit of localization.
As journal-specific styles are typically only published in a single
language, the “default-locale” attribute should be set to the locale
required by the journal.
I typically replace ampersands in the journal title name by “-and-” in
the CSL style file name.
finally, I didn’t add them yet, but we could add dependent styles for the
various Biochimica et Biophysica Acta journals. It helps inflate our total
style count (useful for quick comparisons with our non-CSL competitors),
and makes styles for the individual journals easier to find.
Thanks for contributing, by the way. It’s appreciated.
Thanks for all the extra pointers. I am sorry about the validation, I thought I had them all validated, but I must have botched this one. Same for the localization, I had only added it to the first one, then forgot on the others. I need to set up some CSL TextMate CSL bundle or something, to help make that a little more reliable.
Adding the ISSN is an excellent idea, I had not realized it was part of the schema as well.
I checked again to be sure, but indeed all the BBA journals have the same instructions wrt references, so that should work. I’ll do it, then, to see if I can get it fully right this time