On this journal title abbreviation list, some abbreviations are followed by a plus sign (+). For example, "Thermophysics and Aeromechanics" is abbreviated "THERMOPHYS AEROMECH+".

What is the significance of the plus sign, and is it to be included when creating a reference list?

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Web of science doesn't explain it on the page you quote, but you can find it in another page with detailed explanation: "The plus sign on this last abbreviation indicates that cites to the original language journal are unified with cites to the translation title"

From here: http://wokinfo.com/essays/cited-title-unification/

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    If that is the case, then I presume the "+" should not be included in the works cited.
    – Doubt
    Commented Jul 25, 2013 at 13:52
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    No don't use the + in actual references
    – Jim
    Commented Jul 25, 2013 at 13:55

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