Referencing ANSI, IEC, ISO or EN standards
I'm not a scolar but I use Mendeley to manage a lot of standards and is curious how to catalog these. They have one thing in common, the number, but they can't be regarded as a bill or legislation. The best I've come up with yet is to use Generic and store the number in the Number field, but is there a better/smarter/more correct way to do this?
Also, when referencing a standard I have not found any reference system that displays the number which I feel is required to uniquely identify the standard in question.
Any comments or suggestions?
Could you please add a class for 'standards' such as ASTM standards. These are an essential part of the engineering literature and they are currently not supported. The method for citing is different (no author, for example). See http://www.astm.org/Msgs/citing.htm for details... many thanks!
This has been raised with our Development Team, which may be implemented with a new field called ‘Standard’, which would allow text and numbers.
I am a M.S. student in mechanical engineering and need to be able to properly cite IEEE standards in my thesis. When will this be implemented?
That would be nice, thnx
Neal Kraus commented
Yes please get ASTM standards
yes, engineering student here. please add IEEE and IEC standards.
Clayton Miller commented
Please support standards!!!
asking the same question as I am working with ASTM and ISO... why standards are not supported in Mendeley ?
Eoin Dolan commented
I also use a lot of ISO, ASTM and British Standard in my research and feel Mendeley is suffering due to the absence of standards support.
Human Factors also uses standards. I would also like to see this type of reference supported.
For PhD students in engineering fields, it is extremely important to be able to cite ISO or DIN standards in an apropriate form. It is an absolute must if you want satisfied users from technical universities or engineering companies.
AdminRobert Knight (Admin, Mendeley) commented
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Sam Cooper commented
I'm also really surprised that this isn't supported but also baffled that it isn't more in demand. Do no engineers use Mendeley? :) I've ended up using "book" with the number of the standard in the author field, the organization as the publisher and the title and year in the appropriate fields. It seems wrong and my author list looks awful now but it's the only way I could find to get the order right in both the citation and the bibliography. Really hope this gets added.
Edward Brightman commented
Also ASTM standards...
I'm very surprised that standards aren't included in the reference type, as this is a widely used and very important type of document. I've just recently started putting my documents on Mendeley and it seems very strange to me. I'll use the generic type as you suggest for the time being, but if it could be included in the next version that would be great.