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My university is following the following format for the bibliography:

Qamar, R., Ayub, Q., Mohyuddin, A., Helgason, A., Mazhar, K., Mansoor, A., Zerjal, T., Tyler-Smith, C. & Mehdi, S.Q. (2002). Y-chromosomal DNA variation. Am. J. Hum. Genet. 70, 1107-1124.

Can someone tell me which bibliography style results in the above mentioned format? I am currently using nar format but the problem is that it shows volume number in bold and skips the title of the research paper. My question may seem naive but I am new to LaTeX. I am using WinEdt.

\usepackage[numbers, sorting=none]{natbib}
\bibliographystyle{nar}
\bibliography{references/references-dissertation}
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Have a look at the custom-bib package - it works well together with natbib and has multiple options. Using it is a easy as doing latex makebst.tex and following the prompts - much easier than adapting an existing .bst file. You'll find makebst.tex in the custom-bib directory of your LaTeX distribution (depending on your operating system). You can find multiple tutorials on the web on using this package if you google it. –  prettygully May 23 '12 at 5:54
    
@prettygully Can u kindly guide me step by step on how to use custom-bib? i have downloaded the zip folder from CTAN. but i dont know how to incorporate it into my work. Thanks –  Saadia May 23 '12 at 9:50
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you need to unzip your file & find makebst.tex. as outlined above, say 'latex makebst.tex` and answer the prompts - say yes as the end when asked whether you want the .bst file generated. somewhere, you'll have supplied a name for this, your custom style file. say this is mystyle.bst - you'll then need to replace nar above with mystyle, i.e. you should have \bibliographystyle{mystyle}. And that's it. LaTeX needs to be able to find mystyle.bst, the easiest is to put it in the same directory where your .tex file is. –  prettygully May 23 '12 at 22:32
    
Yahoo! i have achieved exactly what i wanted. Thank you so much @prettygully. God bless you. :) –  Saadia May 24 '12 at 9:12

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This record

@article{qamar2002chromosomal,
  title={{Y-chromosomal DNA Variation in Pakistan}},
  author={Qamar, R. and Ayub, Q. and Mohyuddin, A. and Helgason, A. and Mazhar, K. and Mansoor, A. and Zerjal, T. and Tyler-Smith, C. and Mehdi, S.Q.},
  journal={The American Journal of Human Genetics},
  volume={70},
  number={5},
  pages={1107--1124},
  year={2002},
  publisher={Elsevier}
}

is formatted by newapa.bst as follows:

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Besides the volume number, which could be deleted from the record, the non-abbreviated Journal title remains as difference to the desired formatting.

The package can be found on CTAN.

The comments in chicago.bst claim that its ancestor, newapa.bst contains some (minor) bugs which have been fixed in the former. In case any of these bugs should occur, it might be an option to either consider a more recent APA style or to switch to Chicago.

The above record is formatted by chicago.bst as follows:

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No i can't deviate from the prescribed style. :( thanks anyways –  Saadia May 23 '12 at 12:57
    
Of course not. It was meant that first your recommendations are close to, but not exactly, what the CMS recommends, second that not all Chicago style packages exactly follow the CMS and that as a result you might be able to find a suitable Chicago package and thus not have to define your own style. See updated answer for an example. –  dgs May 23 '12 at 15:41
    
Thank you so much @dgs. Can i have the author's name initials after last name? like Ayub, Q., instead of Q.Ayub? I really appreciate your help. thank you. –  Saadia May 23 '12 at 15:59
    
If you were to switch to biblatex, which also has a Chicago style (biblatex-chicago), your last request would be as simple as \DeclareNameAlias{sortname}{last-first}: this keeps the author sorting scheme in form 'Lastname, Firstname'. –  jon May 23 '12 at 16:13
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newapa is about twenty years old and meant for LaTeX 2.09: it should hardly be surprising if it is not working perfectly with natbib. A much more up to date APA style can be found here. (And biblatex is still the way to go if you need to implement the arbitrary regulations that individual schools like to impose.) –  jon May 24 '12 at 5:39

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