# Author Citations

I'm working on a paper for a course and I found a citation style that closely mimics the one that the instructor wants us to use the only problem is that I need it to have a comma after the journal name. I am using the following style here - http://www.ctan.org/pkg/nar - does anyone know how to do so? This way I could avoid custom making my own citation style.

You will need to modify the .bst file to achieve the output you want.

Locate nar.bst one your computer, copy it to a location where LaTeX can find it and rename it to, say, mynar.bst. Open mynar.bst and find FUNCTION {article} (in my version of the file it's in line 626). After journal emphasize "journal" output.check, add ", " *, so the function becomes

FUNCTION {article}
{ output.bibitem
format.authors "author" output.check
format.date "year" output.check % TDS move date to here
new.block
%  format.title "title" output.check % TDS NO TITLES
%  new.block
crossref missing${ journal emphasize "journal" output.check ", " * % this is new format.vol.num.pages output % format.date "year" output.check % TDS move date } { format.article.crossref output.nonnull format.pages output } if$
new.block
note output
fin.entry
}

To use your modified style change \bibliographystyle{nar} to \bibliographystyle{mynar}.

The MWE

\documentclass{article}
\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@book{testbook,
author        = {Walter Ordsmith},
title         = {The Work},
subtitle      = {Subtitle},
year          = {1983},
publisher     = {P. Ublisher \& Co.},
}
@article{testart1,
author  = {Steven C. Ientist},
title   = {Thrilling, Intelligent and True Limes of Erudition},
journal = {Journal of Articles},
volume  = {20},
number  = {3},
year    = {1935},
pages   = {1--46},
}
@article{testart2,
author  = {Steven C. Ientist},
title   = {Title},
journal = {Journal of Articles},
volume  = {20},
number  = {4},
year    = {1935},
pages   = {50--70},
}
@article{testart3,
author        = {Arnold Uthor and William Riter},
title         = {A Very Interesting Article},
journal       = {Journal of Articles},
volume        = {7},
number        = {3},
pages         = {1-5},
year          = {2010},
}
\end{filecontents}

\begin{document}
\nocite{*}
\bibliographystyle{mynar}
\bibliography{\jobname}
\end{document}

results in