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How do I use IEEE and AIP bibliography styles in biblatex? Is there a resource somewhere that has bbx and cbx style files?

For AIP, I have seen REVTeX, but it only uses the basic BibTeX bst, not the BibLaTeX bbx and cbx. Also, I do not know how to use just the bibliography style without having to use the REVTeX document class.

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I have just uploaded a first version of biblatex-ieee to CTAN. This should implement most of the style of the BibTeX part of the IEEEtran bundle. Obviously some testing is needed, but this should enable you to use something very close to the IEEE style using biblatex.


There is now also a biblatex-phys package on CTAN. At present, this covers the styles which REVTeX provides: the AIP and APS approaches.

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I've seen :) PRL, Appl. Phys. Lett., Phys. Rev., Opt. Lett. all seem to have almost the same style. And if you add titles to them, you cover at least non-letter OSA journals (Optics Express, Applied Optics, JOSA). I could send a bunch of papers for examples if needed and test the style on my thesis. I've actually already tried to get the result with your existing styles, but it's tough for a biblatex newbie. BTW, a personal request: please see how online resources are referenced. In particular one doesn't always need URLs for papers and books, but does need them for web-sites. –  texnic Jun 6 '12 at 20:11

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