Set up Abbreviated Journal Titles in EndNote

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PSM Journals require journal titles to be abbreviated. EndNote Library Style for bibliography can be downloaded here.

EndNote comes with term lists for abbreviated journal names, but you need to activate it for your library. Have you done this?

If not, do the following:

  • Open the EndNote Library
  • Go to EndNote Preferences under Edit and choose Term List
  • Uncheck the bottom two boxes

 Then go to

Tools –> Open Term lists –> Journals Term list

If the number of journal terms in the list is less than several 1000, you have not imported the term list.

Click on one of the journal names and click Ctrl A (Highlight everything) –> Delete Term (Nothing is deleted in your library)

Click on the “List” tab and click on “Journals” to get it highlighted.

Import list –> Choose the file “Medical” –> Open file *

You will now get a message telling you that 13.000+ terms are imported. Close widows.

If you use a style that is programmed to use standard abbreviations, EndNote will now pick these from the term list.

* If the correct folder with the medical.txt file doesn’t open directly, you will find this file in Programs –> EndNoteX7 –> Term lists.

The same way you can import other lists.

Adding new abbreviations

You can add new abbreviations for journals not appearing in the original terms list. Go to Tools > Open Terms Lists > Journal Terms List.

  • Find the full journal title and click the “Edit Term” button; or,

If the journal title is not in the terms list, click the “New Term” button, and then enter the full journal title and the abbreviation.

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