When importing citations from different databases into Endnote Library, the journal names may be either in full name or the abbreviation. To maintain the consistency of journal names, you may import Journals Term List. As your style requires, you may change your journal names from full to abbreviate or vice versa in your bibliography.
Before you start to use your new Endnote Library, you are advised to import the journals term list first. Please follow the steps below:
1. In Endnote, select Tools > Open Term Lists > Journals Term List
2. From Lists, highlight "Journals", click "Import List..."
3. For PC users: go to C: > Program Files > EndNote X9 > Terms Lists or
C: > Program Files (x86) > EndNote X9 > Terms Lists (64-bit Windows)
For Mac users: go to Macintosh HD > Applications > EndNote X9 > Terms
Select your desired discipline, e.g. “Medical” and click “Open”
4. A dialogue box pops up showing that the terms are inserted.
5. In Terms, confirm the terms in Full Journal, Abbreviation 1, Abbreviation 2 and Abbreviation 3 are successfully inserted.
If you cannot find an output style which suits your needs, you may modify one for yourself.
For example, you are using the output style “J Prost Dentistry” and
1. You want to change the Author Lists in in-text citations from
“If 3 or more authors, list the first 2 author(s) to
“If 3 or more authors, list the first 1 author(s) and abbreviate with: et.al.”
Please follow the steps below:
a. From Edit > Output Styles > Edit “J Prost Dentistry”
b. Endnote opens the Style window. Under the Citations heading, click Author Lists and amend the Abbreviated Author List as shown below:
2. In your bibliography, you may want to change the style of Journal name to italics and insert issue number for the Reference Type “Journal Article”. Please follow the steps below:
a. Under the Bibliography heading, click Templates option and go to the Reference Type “Journal Article”. Highlight Journal, click italics in the Style toolbar
d. The modified output style is saved in This PC > Documents > Endnote > Styles
For Mac users: Macintosh HD > Documents > EndNote > Styles
Endnote allows to export the references to a tab delimited file which can be imported into Excel. The carriage returns in Endnote references will be treated as a “hard return” or “enter” and translated into a new row in Excel.
To remove the carriage returns, please follow the steps below:
1. To play safe, save a copy of your Endnote library for removing carriage returns. From Edit > Save a copy
2. Close your Endnote library and open the new temporary copy of the library. Click All References, from Edit > Find and Replace
3. Select a field, e.g. Abstract
Insert Special, e.g. Carriage return in Find:
4. Replace with: e.g. // (double slashes) or some other markers and click “Change”
5. Click "OK" to make changes
6. Now export the references as usual
7. Select an output style for exporting into excel (see Tips and Tricks—Creating new output style for exporting into excel)
8. If you cannot find your newly created output style, click Select Another Style…> Choose a Style and search it from the list
11. Open a new excel file
Click “Paste” in a blank worksheet and insert desired column headings
The data in “Abstract” field is now in the same column