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Reference styles in EndNote

Elsevier has been collaborating with Thomson to ensure that the majority of our journals will have their reference style template available in EndNote

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EndNote is a bibliographic reference management program with a plug-in option to MS Word. It is possible for journals to have a reference style template describing how references should be formatted for that journal. The style template also provides a link to the journal's Guide for Authors.

The benefits of EndNote

Using EndNote enables authors to use the correct reference style for a particular journal into their submission from the start. This includes citing references in the text, and also in the list of references. This is a great time saver for our authors, and will also offer a convenient way to format their papers according to each journal's specific guidelines. In addition, if authors need to resubmit the manuscript to another journal, the reference style can be adapted by a single mouse click.

For some journals, the use of EndNote will also reduce editorial time, as the manuscript will not need to be returned to the author for correction of the reference style before the review process. It will also reduce the amount of copy editing at the typesetter (hence potentially reducing production times), and the number of author queries at author proof stage.

Current status

As of March 2010 the total number of Elsevier journals with EndNote is well over 1100. This number will increase as the process of adding new templates continues throughout 2010. Thomson will also ensure that all of the participating journals have a Reference Manager Style template available.

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Reproduced for Reviewers' Update with permission from Elsevier Editors' Update: Egbert van Wezenbeek, "Elsevier journal reference styles available in EndNote", Issue 28, November 2009

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