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EndNote: Journal Names

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Information about the term lists supplied with EN can be found on this page under Source of Terms Lists.

Working with Journal Names

Some referencing styles require you to use the journal's full name, others require a standardised abbreviation. EndNote can substitute one version of a journal's name for another in the bibliography depending on the style you are using.

There are 2 steps to this process.

  1. When a journal name is entered into the journal name field - it is saved into the journals term list - From the top menu select Tools - Open Term Lists - Journals Term List. Select and delete all the journal names in this list. Next click on the Lists tab and click Import List to import the required list from the selection which appears at the next screen.

    Once your list of journal names has been imported you can update this list to add any journal names in your library that are not in this list - these will need to be manually edited to add the full names or the  abbreviations - see section on Term Lists in this guide for how to do this.

  2. Customise your style (if necessary) to make sure that the style template for journal names is set to the correct journal name format - full journal name or one of the Abbreviations - this has already been set up for styles such as Harvard UofA, Vancouver, APA, and many others.

Source of Terms Lists

The standard terms lists for EndNote come from the following resources.

  • Anthropology is from Anthropological Index online
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics is from NASA and SIMBAD databases
  • BioScience is from Biological Abstracts (TR)
  • Chemical is from CAS
  • Economics is from the Journal of Economic Literature
  • Humanities is from MLA
  • Korean Medical is from the Korean PubMed
  • Law is from Bluebook
  • Medical is from Pubmed (Index Medicus)
  • Philosophy is from the Philosophers Index
  • Religion is from the Religion Index One: American Theological Library Association
  • Zoological Records is from Zoological Records (TR)

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