Groups of citations in bibliography


We’ve had a request from a user who wants to group bibliography entries
which were cited in the same in-line citation.

e.g. from the example in

[1] a) H. J. Ache, Angew. Chem. 1989, 101, 1; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl.
1989, 28, 1; b) S. C. Stinson, Chem.
Eng. News 1998, 76, 57; c) A. Jones, B. Smith, Adv. Mater., in press; d) A.
Jones, B. Meyer, Macromol. Rapid
Commun., DOI: 10.1002/marc.203001234.
[2] H. R. Allcock, Introduction to Materials Chemistry, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ,
USA 2008.
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[3] J. W. Grate, G. C. Frye, in Sensors Update, Vol. 2 (Eds: H. Baltes, W.
Göpel, J. Hesse), Wiley-VCH,
Weinheim, Germany 1996, Ch. 2.
[4] a) A. Katschalsky, A. Oplatka, in Proc. of the 4th Int. Conf. on
Rheology (Eds: E. H. Lee, A. L. Copley),
Interscience, New York 1965; b) A. Katschalsky, presented at the 4th Int.
Conf. on Rheology, San Diego, CA,
September 1964.

Here in-line citations [1] and [4] contain references to multiple documents,
and uses a), b),… to label them.

Is this currently possible with CSL? If so, could someone please point me to
a style which uses this kind of grouping.


Nope, this isn’t yet supported, although it’s certainly been discussed
– Bruce was first to raise it as a development issue, I think.

I’ve thought through the processing flow, and have a rough idea what
would be needed to make it work in citeproc-js. The main change would
be to add a first-reference citation group code to the context data
(at citeproc.registry.registry[id]), so that the backreferencing can
be made to work right.

The hardest thing in implementation would be to assure that the cite
items update efficiently. Both the code and the tests to verify
behavior with various combinations and sequences of input would take
some time to build out.

I don’t have any immediate plans to work on this referencing style,
but it’s certainly in the sights for future development.



I’m not sure it’s straightforward to support this type of style, though.
as example:

[1] a) B. M. Trost, Chem. Eur. J. 1998, 4, 2405–2412; b) H. J.
Ache, Angew.
1989,101, 1–21; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 1989, 28, 1–20;
c) H. Frey, Angew. Chem. 1998, 110, 2313–2318; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
1998, 37, 2193–2197.

Here 1b) consists of two collapsed cites, and basically we have two (!)
additional hierarchical levels in the bibliography. Instead of one item per
bibliographic entry, each entry can contain one or more collections of
cites, and each collection can contain one or more cites.

RintzeOn Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 8:19 AM, Frank Bennett <@Frank_Bennett>wrote: