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I've been grappling with the harvard style bibliography (agsm) all day and have managed to fix most of the issues I've had, however I am still left with bold volume numbers and no comma between the journal and volume.

What I have at the moment is this:

Whipple, K. & Tucker, G. (2002), Implications of sediment-flux-dependent river incision models for landscape evolution, Journal of Geophysical Research 107(B2), 2039.

The 107 after the journal name is bold and there is no comma separating them.

What I need is

Whipple, K. & Tucker, G. (2002), Implications of sediment-flux-dependent river incision models for landscape evolution, Journal of Geophysical Research, 107(B2), 2039.

Comma inserted between the journal and volume and the bold changed to normal font for the volume number of 107.

Which line of the bst file in the agsm bib style would control this? And what should I change it with?

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To solve the issue with volumes being bold faced, edit your copy of agsm.bst in the following way: inside the function

FUNCTION {format.vol.num.pages}

look for the line

{ volume embolden field.or.null

and delete embolden; i.e., replace the above line with

{ volume field.or.null

Now, to add the comma, inside the function

FUNCTION {article}

search for the lines

{ journal emphasize "journal" duplicate$ item.check
  " " * format.vol.num.pages * output
}

and replace them with

{ journal emphasize "journal" duplicate$ item.check
  ",~" * format.vol.num.pages * output
}
  • @Tino: since my response seems to answer your question, please consider marking it as ‘Accepted’ by clicking on the tickmark below its vote count. – Gonzalo Medina Mar 11 '12 at 15:40

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