Manually edit citation styles in Mendeley Desktop
There should be a way to manually edit the citation styles in Mendeley Desktop, preferably in a WYSIWYG editor.
I would like to ask Mendeley to add the new citation style according to Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). The detail format of AIT reference style is available on http://www.ait.ac.th/education/LanguageCenter/ait-writing-services/style-guide/the-parts-of-a-thesis.html#listrefs
Thank you very much in advance.
There should be a easily way to manually edit the citation styles in Mendeley Desktop.
Sometimes no sitation format fits the required one. It would be very easy to create our own stlye according to (in my case) a new journal requirements and to use it instead of looking for a style that will be the most similar.
Basically, if Mendeley is supposed to be useful as a reference manager, the most central element is to actually work as such. If the citations and bibliography cannot be generated correctly automatically, what use is it? If oyu want people to pay money for this tool, make it work.
Some institutions, lime mine (EV-UFMG), make changes and simplifications of pre-existent styles. So, Should be a option that you can create or adapt a citation style in the software Mendeley.
The citation styles for American Chemical Society journals are incorrect. For example, Macromolecules requires superscript numbers for in-text citations, but the Mendeley formatting uses parenthetical numbers. Updated styles would be greatly appreciated.
We are not able to match the Journal citation style requirements in Journal abbreviations. And also we need some feature to edit the citation style.
Users should be allowed to customize citation styles.
A tool for editing existing citation style or creating new customized citation styles should be included.
It would be nice to have a citation style editor where you can change auther name separators, fonts and whatnot. It would be interesting for journals styles that are not already included in Mendeley.
As in endnote, it would be beneficial to set up your own citation style. For that, you mix author, year and other databank data in a defined order and format. This would allow to tailor to specific paper requirements or small works. One could share those created styles via Mendeley.
This would facilitate the production of articles for this journal.
The journal homepage is http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/ecology/journal/10152
Recently, I had to revise my citations and bibliography manually to meet the referencing requirements for an Elsevier Journal using Vancouver.
Looks like the Vancouver citation style in Mendeley needs to be updated for the in-text citation as well as the Reference list at the end.
I am listing below some of the discrepancies I discovered through the submission process so that these could be incorporated in Mendeley:
1- The in-text citation should be in superscipt instead of running text
2- Upto six authors can be mentioned instead of just three in the current version
3- An abbreviated version of the Journal name needs to be cited instead of the full name
4- The issue number should not be mentioned; while the volume number of the Journal needs to be highlighted in Bold
I checked with Zotero users and apparently they face similar issues. The Vancouver format is one of the most commonly used ones and it reflects badly if the format is not styled properly. Therefore, it is something that Mendeley might have to modify on its own on an urgent basis.
I suggest to include citation styles for major journals in ecology and evolution. You focus i medicine journals exclude most ecologists and evolutionists from using mendeley. Preferably include:
American Journal of Botany
Evolutionary Ecology Research
Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Trends in Plant Science
Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Ssystematics
Journal of Biogeography
International Journal of Plant Sciences
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
I can see the style codes but it isn't doing anything to the actual style when I drop a citation into a footnote. Maybe this has to do with bluebook or maybe it's an overall problem with the mac MS Word desktop plugin. I honestly don't know.
Please, let the possibility to the user to define manually the citation style instead of picking in the standards from the journals.
As in Refwork, users can customize their own citation styles. I wish Mendeley can also have this function. This was because the journals I generally submit my papers to are not included in the citation styles provided by Mendeley. I wish I could customize one for my need.
When I use the OpenOffice plugin, there is not a citation style for PLOS Computational Biology, but only one for PLOS Medicine.
However, I have the feeling that the style is not correct.
Here it is an example of how the citation appears when I add a bibliography:
9. Matthews L, Gopinath G, Gillespie M, Caudy M, Croft D, de Bono B, et al. Reactome knowledgebase of human biological pathways and processes. [Internet]. Nucleic acids research. 2009 ;37(Database issue):D619-22.Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18981052
The word [Internet] shouldn't appear. Also the part of 'Available from http....' should not appear, at least the references in other articles already published on PLOS are not like that.
There are a couple of extra stipulations on bibliography entries for NIH grants: including the PubMed Central ID if available, and listing all authors explicitly: http://funding.niaid.nih.gov/ncn/grants/cycle/part06.htm#b4a
Having this as an option to be enabled for some or all citation styles would be helpful, as well as maybe the ability to use IDs other than PubMed Central, such as the arxiv ID.
Used by archaeologists and anthropologists all the time!
Add support for ABNT citation style for Brazilian Researches.
Add support for additional citation styles in Mendeley Desktop and Mendeley Web
It’s been a long road, but we’ve finally shipped a CSL editor in Mendeley Desktop 1.7.
It’s available via the download links on Mendeley.com, and auto-updates will be available shortly.
paulo goncalves commented
I've edited the style and made 2 minor changes (from & to "and")
The changes are reflected in the desktop but not on Word 2007.
Arnaldo Martínez commented
Hart Feuer commented
Thank you very much! A decisive component that -was- holding Mendeley back.
Awesome! Thanks very much!
It works, I did what I needed to my favorite citation style. Although it reported errors, the citation came out great.
I'm drooling in anticiaption
Z Gardner commented
Nerderiffic, thank you for the work on this!!!!!!!
Qingdong Wang commented
Danilo Oliveira commented
Uhuuu! I've been waiting for so long. Thank you very much!
Wing Ying Chow commented
Jason Roth commented
Thank you very much.
Jonathan Ferrier commented
AdminMendeley (Admin, Mendeley) commented
Thanks Matt, to clarify: The CSL editor is a web application that runs in your browser, but integrates tightly with Mendeley Desktop 1.7.
You don't need to download a separate CSL editor, however you will need to upgrade to 1.7 to easily install and share styles from the editor.
The web application is also Open Source. https://github.com/citation-style-editor/csl-editor
Matt J Dunn commented
Just to clarify in case anyone else is confused by this, the message 'It’s available via the download links on Mendeley.com' refers to Mendeley itself, and the CSL editor is *built-in*. It's *not* a separate download.
Great job! Thanks!