A bibcode is an identifier format for referencing astronomical and astrophysical specialist literature. Bibcodes are used in particular by the astronomical databases SIMBAD and NED as well as the Astrophysics Data System , an extensive database for specialist literature in the field of astronomy and astrophysics . The bibcode was introduced in 1995 and is therefore older than the DOI .
JJJJthe year of appearance
QQQQQa code for the source, usually the abbreviation of a scientific journal, e.g. B.
AJfor The Astronomical Journal
BBBBis the number of the volume or year of a magazine
Arefers to the section or part of a publication, e.g. B.
SSSSis the first page of the respective article
Nis the first letter in the family name of the first named author. If this cannot be determined, there is a colon here. If, as is the case with some books, the identifier does not correspond to the normal form as a whole, a percentage sign is shown here.
Empty or partially filled fields are filled with a point. The source code is filled from the right and otherwise from the left.
|Bibcode||Corresponding bibliography according to Wikipedia: citation rules (as an example)|
|bibcode : 1974AJ ..... 79..819H||WD Heintz: Astrometric study of four visual binaries. In: The Astronomical Journal. Vol. 79, 1974, pp. 819-825.|
|bibcode : 1924MNRAS..84..308E||AS Eddington: On the relation between the masses and luminosities of the stars. In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Vol. 84, 1924, pp. 308-332.|
|bibcode : 1970ApJ ... 161L..77K||JC Kemp, JB Swedlund, JD Landstreet, JRP Angel: Discovery of circularly polarized light from a white dwarf . In: The Astrophysical Journal Letters. Vol. 161, 1970, pp. L77-L79.|
- M. Schmitz, G. Helou, P. Dubois, C. LaGue, B. Madore, BH Corwin Jr., S. Lesteven: NED and SIMBAD Conventions for Bibliographic Reference Coding. In: D. Egret, MA Albrecht (Ed.): Information & On-Line Data in Astronomy. Kluwer, 1995, p. 259 ( online ).