If you import citations from a text file you must select the appropriate Import Filter. This filter translates the information in the text file into a format EndNote can understand and parse out into the appropriate fields in an EndNote record. In most cases, the name of the Import Filter matches the name of the database from which you exported citations and from which you created the text file.
EndNote provides hundreds of Import Filters for a variety of databases and automatically stores the 100 most popular filters as individual files in the Filters folder in your EndNote program folder. The complete Import Filter File can be loctaed here: http://endnote.com/downloads/filters
EndNote's output styles allow you to format your Word document in a variety of bibliographic styles. Currently there are over 5,000 styles to choose from.
The most popular styles are American Psychological Association (APA), Modern Language Association (MLA), JAMA/American Medical Association (AMA), and Vancouver.
In Cite While You Write (CWYW) - the EndNote feature that allows you to use it to format citations in Microsoft Word - your references will be formatted in whatever style you select.
A complete list of EndNote Output styles are located here: http://endnote.com/downloads/styles
Many predefined Microsoft Word manuscript templates are supplied with EndNote to ease electronic submissions to publishers. EndNote provides them as guides to make your writing process easier, but they are not required in order to use Cite While You Write.
Plus, you can use a manuscript template even when you do not plan to use Cite While You Write on that particular document.
When you use one of these templates to start your paper, many formatting issues are already set up for your target publication, such as proper margins, headings, pagination, line spacing, title page, abstract page and other formatting elements.
A Journals Term List is a file that contains a list of full journal titles and their corresponding abbreviations. EndNote can use this list to identify journals and abbreviations and display either the full title or abbreviation when you insert references into Word. Whether a full title or abbreviation is displayed is dictated by a setting in the given output style.
So for example, the APA 6th output style is set to show the full journal title in formatted citations. However, sometimes references imported to EndNote from a database only include journal abbreviations. Having a journal terms list allows EndNote to recognize certain journal abbreviations and automatically change them to display as full journal titles in Word.
By default, EndNote does not come loaded with any journal terms lists. However, you can easily import lists. Instructions for how to do this are on the rest of this page.
Before you actually import a journal terms list, you should check your EndNote settings for term lists and ensure there are no existing term lists that could confuse EndNote.
1) In EndNote, go to Edit > Preferences. On the left side, select Term Lists and uncheck the bottom two checkboxes if they are checked. Click Ok.
2) From the Tools menu, select Open Terms Lists > Journal Term List. (Note: If you do not have any existing terms lists, this option will be grayed out and you can proceed to the Importing Journal Terms Lists box below.)
3) Make sure you are on the Terms tab. Click anywhere in the existing journal terms list and highlight the entire list (Ctrl+A or right-click > Select All). Then click the Delete Term button on the right.
Importing Journals Term List
1) Open EndNote
2) Tools > Define Term Lists > click the Lists tab > select Journals in the box > click Import List button
3) Navigate to your EndNote program folder and open the Terms Lists folder (usually found at: C://Program Files/Endnote/Term Lists)
New and updated filters and output styles can be downloaded from the EndNote website for free. Review the lists below for new and updated files. You can download files individually or as a complete set.
Part 2--Modify The Output Style So The Abbreviated Journal Name Is Used:
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