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Bibcode

– Adoption: – The Bibliographic Reference Code (refcode) was initially developed for SIMBAD and NED. – It is now widely used, including by the NASA […]

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– Adoption:
– The Bibliographic Reference Code (refcode) was initially developed for SIMBAD and NED.
– It is now widely used, including by the NASA Astrophysics Data System.
– The term “bibcode” was coined by the NASA Astrophysics Data System.
– The code serves as a standard for referencing astronomical literature.
– Its fixed length is 19 characters.

– Format:
– The code structure is YYYYJJJJJVVVVMPPPPA.
– YYYY represents the year of the reference.
– JJJJJ indicates the publication source.
– VVVV is the volume number for journal references.
– P is the first letter of the first author’s last name.

– Examples:
– Example bibcodes include 1974AJ…..79..819H and 1924MNRAS..84..308E.
– These bibcodes refer to specific astronomical studies.
– Each bibcode uniquely identifies a publication.
– The format allows for easy retrieval of references.
– Bibcodes are used in various astronomical databases.

– See also:
– Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is related to bibcodes.
– Both DOI and bibcodes help in identifying and accessing scientific literature.
– DOI provides a persistent link to the content.
– Bibcodes aid in efficiently citing astronomical publications.
– Researchers often use both DOI and bibcodes for referencing.

– References:
– M. Schmitz et al. published guidelines on bibliographic reference coding.
– The guidelines were presented in a publication on Information & On-Line Data in Astronomy.
– The NASA ADS provides assistance on understanding and using bibcodes.
– The ADS Data help page offers valuable resources for researchers.
– The use of bibcodes is essential in the field of computational astronomy.

Bibcode (Wikipedia)

The bibcode (also known as the refcode) is a compact identifier used by several astronomical data systems to uniquely specify literature references.

Bibcode
Full nameBibliographic code
Introduced1990s
No. of digits19
Check digitnone
Example1924MNRAS..84..308E
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