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I'm a bit confused when it comes to the styling of references/bibliographies in biblatex.

How would I go about achieving the following?

  • Vancouver style i.e.:

    • No italics, bold or underlining.
    • Author of article AA, Author of article BB, Author of article CC. Title of article. Abbreviated Title of Journal. Year; vol(issue):page number(s).
  • Citations are numbered in the order of appearance in the text.

  • Reference numbers are placed in square brackets [1] in the text.
  • References cited in a table or figure legend are numbered after the citations in the text.

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    It's always the best to ask only one question for one issue. In addition it's the best providing a small minimal working example. – Marco Daniel Oct 8 '13 at 17:03
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    For my money, this is a bit of a "do-that-for-me" post (no offense). @Ben: have you consulted the documentation yet? I'm having my doubts... Getting rid of, for example, italicized titles is a matter of of just one line: \DeclareFieldFormat{title}{#1} (as opposed to the default {\emph{#1}}. Numeric, unsorted citation style with square brackets? style=numeric (which is the default anyway), etc. – Nils L Oct 8 '13 at 18:13
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    FYI. It is probably not issue, but number that you want according to the description in the biblatex manual: issue: "The issue of a journal. this field is intended for journals whose individual issues are identified by a designation such as 'Spring' or 'Summer' rather than the month or a number. [...]" – jon Oct 8 '13 at 18:30
  • In addition to the points raised by Marco Daniel, Nils L and jon, the information provided is not actually sufficient to modify a complete style (What is the output of @book or @online supposed to look like? What about name formatting [last, first or first last etc.]?) Many of the requirements you mention can be implemented easily; some are not that trivial, but have been solved here. If you have trouble with any specific requirement ask away. – moewe Oct 8 '13 at 18:39
  • ... A candidate for an interesting question might be the last point (number refernces in float objects after text). Very good ideas on how to abbreviate journal names can be found in How to abbreviate journal name in citation. – moewe Oct 8 '13 at 18:40

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