# [OS X TeX] Are two bib files needed to get correct issue numbers?

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Fri May 12 10:19:34 EDT 2006

Le 12 mai 06 à 15:34, Themis Matsoukas a écrit :

> I don't have a technical answer to your question. However, in my
> experience issue numbers is an optional item of minor importance
> and most journals don't ask for it. In fact, I don't know of a
> journal in my field that demands it. And a journal that doesn't
> like issue numbers at all should take the time to remove them from
> the authors source file. That's especially true if the journal
> makes such unreasonable demands on the author, as keeping track of
> citations based on what's the first page number of every issue...!

Such situations I have met, when looking for original Russian
references of journals translated cover-to-cover into English:

- For some Russian journals the volumes are not numbered, the year of
publication being used in its place. However, in a few cases the page
count restarts from 1 in each issue, so that the issue number is
required in addition to the page number. One such example (volume
number is bold, issue number is between parentheses):

\textsc{Gorodtsov, V.~A. \& Teodorovich, \'E.~V.} 1982
Study of internal waves in the case of rapid horizontal motion of
cylinders and spheres.
\textit{Fluid Dyn.} \textbf{17}, 893--898.
[Transl. from \textit{Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR Mekh. Zhidk. Gaza} (6),
94--100.]

- In one case at least I've seen a journal with neither volume nor
issue number: the year was used as the issue number, and the pages
were numbered consecutively through all issues of a given year. Example:

\textsc{Kozhevnikov, V.~N.} 1963
A single nonlinear problem of the orographic disturbance of
stratified air flow.
\textit{Bull. (Izv.) Acad. Sci. USSR Geophys. Ser.}, 675--680.
[Transl. from \textit{Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR Ser. Geofiz.},
1108--1116.]

More examples of such fun at <http://www.legi.hmg.inpg.fr/~voisin/
notes/science/russjourtabl2.pdf>.

Bruno Voisin

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