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From: Marcel Oliver <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 13:45:36 -0800
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Phillip Helbig wrote:
> Although I guess there is no reason to REQUIRE a journal to support
> bibliographies generated by BibTeX, it seems a sensible thing to do,
> since in practice hand-coded \bibitems will not be perfect.  Of course,

Requiring BibTeX?  At least in Mathematics where the speed
of publication and the pool of potential references for a given
topic are relatively low, BibTeX can be quite an obstruction.

Especially in the case of several authors collaborating
via e-mail, and each author being involved in several disjoint
collaborations, I don't know how to efficiently use bibtex
other than having a separate bibliography database for each paper
(which directly contradicts the goal of bibtex...)

Writing a bibliography is trivial compared to every other aspect
in writing a paper, so let's leave it that way.