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.
Manually editing citation styles should be viewed as a CRITICAL update by mendeley staff. Without it mendeley is almost sensational, but also really sucks. Not having this feature is so frustrating.
I have finally found a citation Style "Fungal Ecology" which italisies et-al
However in the reference section it fails to place a "." between author initials or a .," after authors last inital...
Can anyone help edit the citation style so I can get it to b\put the "." and the "," in ?
Dylan, B.F., Blogs, A.B., Doe, P.Q. 2011
Can anyone tell me what "exactly" I have to write and where to write it? I tried in <macro name = "author"> but that doesnt seem to be right....
Loïse Lenne commented
There is supposed to be a solution on this video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgb0Ldb6LhM
I have tried, but I can not open the support file, and I don't know which software to use...
I do agree that there should be manually edit citation style because even with specific style , names of journal listed are in original name where as it should be in abbreviation.
i don't have the citation tab on my mendely?
Omar Mian commented
I think a dedicated voting system for missing citation styles would be useful (separate from this general forum). That way, you (Mendeley) could gauge which styles are in most demand and use that as a basis for what new styles to add.
In order the lower the workload for writing the styles, there could also be an incentive system for users to write styles and submit them to Mendeley. For example, perhaps Mendeley could reward users with extra storage space (or some other reward) after other users have used the submitted style and validated that it works properly. The amount of reward could be scaled according to the level of demand for the style.
I made a Biochemical Journal Style, if somebody is interested
AdminRobert Knight (Admin, Mendeley) commented
There is a blank citation style available called "Hide citations and bibliography" from the Get More Styles tab which could be used temporarily to get the citation count for an empty bibliography. I see an error trying to use that citation style with Mendeley Desktop 1.0.1 and LibreOffice though - I'll file a ticket to investigate.
@osm: Thank you for your reply and the link! As for why do a word count that way - I've been told to! :-) It's been requested for my PhD and was also requested for every assignment and the thesis for my MSc as well.
Omar Mian commented
Cheron: The first part of your comment is to do with editing the in-text citation, not editing citation styles. In-text citations are editable, but the implementation is not typical of other reference managers. See comments here: http://feedback.mendeley.com/forums/4941-mendeley-feedback/suggestions/197476-fix-implement-exlude-author-year-in-the-wor?ref=title
I'm curious, why is it useful to do a word count that leaves out the citations? You probably need to create a new idea for that one.
Hello. I'm just starting my PhD and am hoping to use Mendely. Have experimented with it some, but if others are actually having the same problem I have, it boggles my mind how this software can be of practical use for creating bibliographies and citations within documents.
IS IT REALLY IMPOSSIBLE to edit citations in the text so that you don’t have the whole thing each time – like you want to leave out the author and/or date?
E.g. ... in Taylor describes this phenomenon at length (2007, pp. 234-250) Rather than Mendeley wanting to put in (Taylor, 2007, pp. 234-250) OR Taylor describes this in her 2007 work (234-250)... What about using ibid or op. cit.?
I though citations might be editable, but only using a certain style - at least according to an error message that comes up when I'm in Word. If so, can someone tell me what style that is?
And if citations aren't editable, how are people using this software? I can't tell whether to wait out a fix to this problem, but I might give it a go if there's some other use for it and the fix will happen in weeks rather than months.
Also - of far less importance - has anyone figured out how to use do a word count in MS Word that leaves out the citations. I know how to do it in EndNote, but not here... Thanks for any clarification offered.
please please please! Add style for Journal of Animal Science and also for Applied Animal Behavior Science!
I do really urgently need some help!
I changed a Citation Style, changed the name and the ID and did anything I had to...
the problem is: once I add it to my citationStyles-1.0 folder, it does not appear in Mendeley's Citation list... instead there is an empty line which definetly belongs to the style (I tried it out) can please anybody help? need to finish my thesis and nothing works...
here is the style: https://gist.github.com/1217713
and here is the validation:
Thanks a lot!!
Please add Citation style of Plant and Soil (South Africa)
Absolutly, the most important!
Absolutly, the most important!
I was also looking for that citation style
I would like this as well.
Please add Citation style of
Global Change Biology and other environmental science JOurnal
David Pérez commented
I have the same problem. It's the first time I use Mendeley for generating bibliography in a medical manuscript (Openoffice) and Vancouver style works wrong. It also seems that journal articles are displayed as web pages.