Some journals require the journal's name to be spelled out in full while others require a standardized abbreviation. Some disciplines may even have multiple versions of the standardized abbreviation, such as one with periods after abbreviated words and one without periods. EndNote can substitute one version of a journal’s name for another in the formatted bibliography without having to edit each record, to match the journal’s style.
You must set up a journals term list for your EndNote library to use this feature.
As references are entered into EndNote, the contents of the Journal field are added to the Full Journal column in the term list while the contents of the Alternate Journal field are added to the Abbreviation 1 column. If there is only one version of the standardized abbreviation and the full journal, everything you need in this table will be filled in so long as each record entered in the EndNote library contains the full journal name in the Journal field and the standardized abbreviation in the Alternate Journal field. In reality, this is seldom the case. However, it is possible to manually enter the information in the term list or, better yet, to import a list of the full names and abbreviation(s) from a tab-delimited file.
EndNote ships with several predefined tab-delimited files containing full names and standardized abbreviations, including those for the humanities, chemistry, law, biosciences, and medicine. These lists can be imported into EndNote to create a working journals term list. To do this—
EndNote comes with nearly 500 'Output Styles' such as APA 6th, JAMA, MLA, and others. Life West has adopted the NLM style, which is already included in style list.
In this example, the EndNote user selected NLM as the preferred style for the EndNote Library.
If the style you need is not listed, it may be available from the listing of 6,000+ styles on EndNote’s website.
Follow the steps below: