The Oxford journal "Database: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation" usually prefers submissions as Word files :S but I already have a fully prepared article in LaTeX. It does not provide a template itself although many such templates exist for other Oxford journals. So I'm wondering if anyone has prepared a template for this journal before? I'm interested in both, an article template and a bibliography style file. Thank you very much in advance.

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    Hi and welcome, what does the journal editors want you to get them? A camera ready pdf, or the text to be further treated?
    – Johannes_B
    Apr 8, 2015 at 17:55
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    If it is the latter, don't bother. There are people getting paid to make your text apply to the journals specs, especially the bibliography-style.
    – Johannes_B
    Apr 8, 2015 at 17:58
  • That is a good point and unfortunately not entirely clear to me from the help pages. There are very clear rules regarding figures and references style but nothing regarding general layout. So I assume it will be edited further.
    – Midnighter
    Apr 8, 2015 at 18:14
  • Well, to be honest, simplest way would be to drop the editor a quick question before investigating further.
    – Johannes_B
    Apr 8, 2015 at 18:36

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As suggested by @johannes_B the journal "Database" accepts generic article layouts. Nevertheless, I have created a reference style that matches the description as closely as I was able to. The .dbj file can be found in the following gist. Simply run

latex database.dbj

on it in order to create the appropriate .bst file.

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