LaTeX no journal in. Optimizing LaTeX Bibliography: Removing Journal Field for Enhanced Document Formatting

If you want to remove the “journal” field from a BibTeX entry in LaTeX, you can modify the bibliography style or use a different style that doesn’t include the journal field. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Modify the bibliography style: If you’re using a predefined bibliography style such as plain, abbrv, or unsrt, you can create a modified version of the style to exclude the “journal” field. Follow these steps:
  • Make a copy of the original .bst file (e.g., plain.bst) and give it a new name (e.g., plain-nojournal.bst).
  • Open the copied .bst file in a text editor.
  • Search for the function FUNCTION {article} (or a similar function depending on the entry type you want to modify).
  • Inside the function, locate the lines that specify the fields to be printed. Remove or comment out the line that includes the “journal” field. For example, you can comment out the line \
  • Save the modified .bst file.
  1. Use the modified bibliography style in your LaTeX document:
  • In your document, specify the modified bibliography style using the \bibliographystyle{} command. For example: \bibliographystyle{plain-nojournal}
  • Compile your LaTeX document, including the bibliography.

Using this approach, the “journal” field will be excluded from the bibliography entries.

Alternatively, you can consider using a different bibliography style that naturally does not include the “journal” field, such as ieeetr, acm, or ieeetran.