Citation Style Language

Specify article is electronic

A lot of times when a journal is entirely electronic there are no page numbers in the same sense as for print journals. Is there a standard way to specify in CSL input data that a journal article or journal is electronic? Maybe genre?

I don’t think so. I was almost sure we’ve included a new variable article-id or e-id or article-number, but I can’t find it.

In existing styles we just go by the lack of a page number and, potentially, by the existence of number (which we use for article numbers, e.g. in APA style)

Thank you. Does number on article-journal have any conflicting meanings?

No – not sure why we didn’t add this as an example in the specifications, might be good to make this explicit.

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Good idea. By the way, that reminds me of my question regarding style coding guidelines. Perhaps we should think about this again.

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