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[vox-tech] bibtex, scripting

I'm writing a journal article using LaTeX. Although latex use is encouraged by the publisher, and they do provide a .sty file, their latex support is actually pretty pitiful. :(

I'm required to use an unusual and restrictive author-date reference format that doesn't quite match any existing bibtex styles that I can find, and the publisher does not provide a bibtex style file. So, I'm left to modify an existing style to meet my needs. Does anyone know a good reference for programming .bst files?

One thing in particular is that the first and middle initials of the author names are to be shown without periods. One option I have is to go through my .bib file and delete all these periods manually. But I was wondering if I could write a script to do this: search for the author fields and delete any periods (.) in those fields. But I'm really new to script files. Any good references? Would someone like to propose a script that might work for me? Any other suggestions?


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