Is there a bibliography style file for Audio Engineering Society (AES) conventions (like a .dtx or a .bst file or something)? Or alternatively, is there a way I can create my own that takes my .bib file and formats, for example, a conference entry as shown below?

Author, "Title," presented at the AES 114th convention, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2003 March 22--25.

For example, I have a .bib file with a number of entries. When I use the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) conference template package, they provide the necessary files which allow me to use \bibliographystyle{aiaa} and this automatically formats the entries in the .bib file as the conference requires it to be. I want to know if anyone knows of a similar file for AES conferences or if there isn't one, is there a tutorial where I can learn to create my own file that controls how my bibliography is formatted.

I want to use the same .bib file I have for different conferences and have a file (I think the needed file is a .dtx file or a .bst file) that indicates how the bibliography is formatted in the final latex document.


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    Can you please tell what AES is? Commented Apr 19, 2014 at 2:47
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    Welcome to TeX SE! I'm a bit confused by the question. Is it just chance that the example you give also concerns AES? It will help if you can post a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}.
    – cfr
    Commented Apr 19, 2014 at 3:18
  • @GonzaloMedina Can you delete other people's answers?
    – cfr
    Commented Apr 19, 2014 at 3:19
  • @cfr I can vote to delete them (I've already done it). Commented Apr 19, 2014 at 3:22
  • biblatex/biber gives you a lot more flexibility in this regard if that's an option.
    – cfr
    Commented Apr 19, 2014 at 3:26

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Your question title and your question are unclear and misleading.

You assume everybody knows what AES means. My first thought was Advanced Encryption Standard. As you mentioned year and place I infered you mean the Audio Engineering Society.

Are you searching the bib-style for a paper on this conference's proceedings? => author guidelines including a LaTeX Template and guidelines for the bibliography.

Do you want to know "How to quote talks at a conference?". In this case see here (without proceedings) or use inproceedings.

See here for modifing/creating a bibtex-style: Elementary introduction to creating BibTeX styles?

  • Sorry. I had originally posted my question in another forum and lost some information when copying it over here. I have edited my question. Hopefully now it's more clear.
    – user50163
    Commented Apr 20, 2014 at 2:27
  • A commenter above suggested biblatex which I didn't know about until now. But I think that is what I was looking for.
    – user50163
    Commented Apr 20, 2014 at 2:46
  • Shoul have mentioned it: biblatex is a good solution. Commented Apr 20, 2014 at 11:21

One easy way to generate custom styles is with the new Bibulous program, developed as a replacement for BibTeX. Using the OP's suggested style, one can use a Bibulous style template of the following form (the code below shows the entire style file):

inproceedings = <au>, \enquote{<title>,} presented at <booktitle>, <address>, <year> <month> <day>.

Here the template assumes that the *.bib file entries each are of type inproceedings and that each of the <...> variables are required to be defined inside the entry. Of course, this style file will only allow inproceedings entry types. To be able to use other entry types as well, the use would need to define another template for each corresponding type (i.e. a line with article = ..., another line with book = ... etc.).

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