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RIS Format Specifications

Field Types and Tags: Page 1 of 2
Each reference is composed of a variable number of fields; and each field is preceded by a six-character label or "tag." Some tags are specific only to certain reference types. Each tag must be in a specific format, and certain other rules apply to all tags. This information is provided below.

Tag Format
Each six-character tag must be in the following format:


Character 1

Uppercase alphabetic character, specific to each field type. (These are described in the following sections.)

Character 2

Uppercase alphabetic or numeric character, specific to each field type. (These are described in the following sections.)

Characters 3 and 4

Spaces (ANSI 32)

Character 5

Dash (ANSI 45)

Character 6   

Space (ANSI 32)

 



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