list of abbrev. for journals (and non-abbreviated listing too).

Sieving, Pamela (NIH/OD/ORS) [E] sievingp at ORS.OD.NIH.GOV
Thu Nov 14 10:58:20 EST 2013

Of course JCR has journals ranged by subjects.
There are multiple lists of abbreviations for journals.  ACS maintains a list at
Medline has its own.

You can also go into the "Journals in NCBI Databases" file linked under 'More Resources' on the PubMed landing page, and enter a MeSH subject in the search box, e.g.,
   Ophthalmology[mesh] OR eye diseases[mesh]
Each of the entries includes both NLM and ISO abbreviations.

What you have to watch out for is authors who make up their own (and then there is the issue of spelling).

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From: Alicia Aparicio [mailto:alicia.aparicio at GMAIL.COM]
Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 3:30 PM
Subject: Re: [SIGMETRICS] list of abbrev. for journals (and non-abbreviated listing too).

David, you can go to
Best wishes,
Alicia Aparicio

2013/10/9 David Dror <ddror at<mailto:ddror at>>

You can also go to Journal Citation Reports directly.  They have a listing of all of the journals they cover and their abbreviations as a PDF.

On this topic I'm looking for a listing of journals by subject without abbreviations.  Does anyone know where I might find that?

Thank you.
On Oct 9, 2013 7:29 AM, "Zelnio, Ryan J CIV NSWCDD, Q31" <ryan.zelnio at<mailto:ryan.zelnio at>> wrote:

The group behind Sci2 at UIndiana compile the ISI abbreviations into a txt file and can be downloaded directly at:

or you can go directly to the source and compile it in your own format at:

-Ryan Zelnio

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Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 7:32 AM
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On 30th September 2013, Clement Levallois sent:
|"I am looking for a list of journals and their abbreviations, in file
|format| (csv or else). Is this resource made publicly available by ISI or an other  |
|institution?                                                                |
|                                                                            |
|Best wishes,                                                                |
|                                                                            |
|Clement Levallois"                                                          |

Different people use different abbreviations. Some example abbreviations:<>

I quote from an email from Mark Newman to this email list timestamped Thu, 8 Aug 2013 12:57:05 -0400 quoting an email from Marie E. McVeigh:
|"[. . .]                                                                   |
|| I do need to specify that this is NOT due to the difference in the
|title.  | We use a variety of metadata fingerprints on source and on cited reference |
|to match and link, but none requires a complete or perfect match in the    |
|cited title string.  The more non-title elements match, the less dependent |
|we are on source title.  The algorithms are bolstered by standard word     |
|abbreviations and an expert curation of title variants - Phys Rev E,
|alone,| has 17 recorded variants, once we impose standard abbreviation of Physical |
|and of Review.  All "linked" citations show the Thomson Reuters - JCR      |
|abbreviation PHYS REV E because, once linking is established by metadata   |
|match, we aggregate the references to our system-standard title.  That
|is  | also applied to the 209 citations that are linked to the Medline Record for|
|the article used in your example - we are preferentially displaying the    |
|Medline title of the source rather than any of the variations of the title |
|that appeared in the original citation.  I can pretty well guarantee you   |
|that they did not all cite "Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys".      |
|Probably most said "Phys Rev E".                                           |
|| Because we retain in our system metadata all of the title variants
|that are| associated even with a collection of references that are all
|unified (like | the 209 refs to "May RM, Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft
|Matter Phys" and the  |
|72 refs to "May RM, PHYS REV E" both references can be retrieved from
|Web  | of Science using a cited reference search for Cited Work = PHYS REV E or a |
|cited reference search for Cited Work = "PHYSICAL REVIEW E"                |
|                                                                           |
|[. . .]                                                                    |
|                                                                           |
|Marie E. McVeigh"                                                          |

Best wishes,
Colin Paul Gloster

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