eXtyles uses a database of around 40,000 journal names during
reference restructuring. This includes both currently active journals
(estimates vary, but there are probably at least 25,000 active scholarly
journals) and those that are no longer published or have changed names.
This resource enables eXtyles to recognize both full journal names and
abbreviations, including many non-standard abbreviations. However,
occasionally, eXtyles may encounter a journal that it does not recognize.
Reasons eXtyles might fail to recognize a journal include:
Journals that are genuinely new to eXtyles ;
Misspelled journal names or abbreviations outside those already covered;
Non-standard journal titles outside those handled by eXtyles (see below for more information);
References to publications that eXtyles does not treat as journals,
including some magazines, newspapers and book serials, but which
superficially resemble journal references.
If one of your references returns a failure to identify the journal name, check for obvious spelling errors in the title or try spelling out an abbreviated journal name in full and then reprocess the reference.
Journal names missing from the eXtyles database can be sent to us.