TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Does anybody know of a \bibliographystyle exactly like chicago, however with a comma after the journal name just before the volume? Or is there an easy way to implement a comma in the chicago.bst file?


Ross, M. L. (2001). Does oil hinder democracy? World Politics, 53(3), 325–361.

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

There is an easy way. Just edit two lines in the format.jour.vol function, which begins on line 695 of chicago.bst:

FUNCTION {format.jour.vol}
{ journal empty$
    { "no journal in " cite$ * warning$
      "" }
    { journal emphasize.space }
  number empty$
    { volume empty$
       { "no number and no volume in " cite$ * warning$
         "" * }
       { ", {\em " * Volume * "}" * }  % EDIT: added comma, replaced non-breaking space
    { volume empty$
      {"no volume for " cite$ * warning$
       "~(" * number * ")" * }
      { ", " *    % EDIT: added comma, replaced non-breaking space
        volume emphasize.space
        "(" * number * ")" * * }

If you'd prefer not to have any linebreaks between the journal name and volume number, just replace the space following the comma with a non-breaking space (~). You might want to save this as a new file, say:


(where texmf-local is the path to your TeX installation) and then update the TeX file index.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.