Editing BibTeX Strings
BibTeX offers the possibility to refer to frequently used phrases such as the names of journals and publishers by abbreviations. BibTeX automatically replaces the abbreviation with the full text. The strings will be inserted into all subsequent BibTeX files that are going to be created by using the export function.
For instance, if you want to refer to the American Economic Review in more than three entries, you may wish to replace the full name by "AER".
To do this, WibTeX includes a strings editor. Enter the abbreviations in the left column and the full name in the right column.
If you want to refer to the abbreviations later, just double-click on the field in which you want to enter the short version of the phrase or name (in the edit window). The strings editor pops up again, and by selecting the appropriate entry and double-clicking on it, you can easily transfer the abbreviation to the entry field.