Abbreviations including journal abbreviations

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Abbreviations used within scholarly materials in the sciences will need to be translated if they are not already explicitly defined. Many journal abbreviations in the sciences are taken and or adapted from ISSN's List of Title Word Abbreviations. This meta-list includes journal lists used by BIOSIS Previews, CASSI Search, PubMed and WorldCat. However, in those instances where you cannot find a journal title you can always "build" your abbreviation yourself by using the List of Title Word Abbreviations since abbreviations are the same for most words regardless of the journal title. The rare exception to this rule is where journal titles have one word only. Typically, those journal titles will not be abbreviated (e.g., Nature, Science, Cell, Time, Newsweek).

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