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Journal Abbreviations: How To Find Them

CASSI Journal Abbreviations:
Use to look up journal abbreviations used in chemistry.


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    Within Endnote, choose:
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        Journal Abbreviations (Term Lists)

        How to Get Endnote to Abbreviate Journal Names:    Journal Term List

        Some citation formats use abbreviations for journal name rather than the full journal name.
        Endnote uses Journal Term Lists to substitute abbreviated journal titles for full journal titles.

        See the video link at left for an excellent 4 1/2 minute explanation of how to do this. 
        Or, follow the steps below to import a term list, and modify the Output Style of your choice to use it.

        1. Import and Edit the Journal Term List

        The Term List allows Endnote to substitute the abbreviated title for the full journal title. 
        This step creates the journal term list you need.

        In Endnote, select:
           Tools > Open Term Lists > Journals Term List


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        If Journals are already present in the list,
              delete them (some may have info in wrong column)
              To do this:  Select all journals, then click  DELETE TERM

        Select LISTS tab
              Select JOURNALS
              Select IMPORT LIST

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        Open Terms List folder in  (usually found at:  C://Program Files/Endnote/Term Lists)  
              Double Click on the list you want to import
              Click the OK button

        The list you imported may not have all the journals you want. 
              You can update the list to add journal titles from the citations in your library
              You can edit the list to add or modify journal names/abbreviations

        To Update the List:
              Click UPDATE LIST BUTTON
              Click OK button

        To Edit the List:
              Select TERMS tab: You will see a list of full journal names and their abbreviations
              If information is missing or incorrect, edit or add it here

              Select the journal you want to edit
              Click on EDIT TERM button, correct each field, and hit OK

              If you are not sure of the appropriate journal abbreviation for Chemistry journals,
              Use CASSI (CAS Source Index Search Tool) to find out the correct abbreviation 

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        2. Modify The Output Style So The Abbreviated Journal Name Is Used:

        The step modifies the Output Style of your choice to use the abbreviated journal name.

        Select the Output Style you want to modify so journal abbreviations are used.
              Edit > Output Styles > Name of Style you want to edit.
              If the Output Style you want is not shown, select OPEN STYLE MANAGER and select it from there.

        Select JOURNAL NAMES at the far left.
              Under “Journal Name Format” select the field you want used, usually this will be “Abbreviation 1”
              Save the output style with a new name


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        Finally: add the new output style you created to the Output Style Window, select it and journals titles should display as abbreviations.      


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