# Managing the bibliography in LATEX

IS there any way that one can manage the way the bibliography appears; from journal to journal the citation modes are different. I would like to manage my .bbl or .bib file so in one journal the references appear as:

Author year \em{Journal name} Volume Page

and in another one appear as:

Author \em{Journal name} \textbf{Volume} Page year

I do not want to do this manually for all the reference items

• That's exactly how it works with BibTeX ... The contents of the .bib file does not decide how the reference list appear, that is down to the bibliography style. – Torbjørn T. Feb 16 '15 at 19:14
• Welcome to TeX-sx! This is the basic idea behind BibTeX, which I assume you've come across as you've mentioned a .bib file. – Joseph Wright Feb 16 '15 at 19:14
• Can you say how? I desperately need it! – Amin R. Feb 16 '15 at 19:16
• Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. I think that if you need it desperately, the best way to go is to do it manually now (since that will certainly work), and learn BibTeX or biblatex later. – yo' Feb 16 '15 at 19:23
• Thanks! with 100 references I prefer to learn BibTex. It is more safe and avoids confusions. – Amin R. Feb 16 '15 at 19:27