By the end of this part of the module, you will be able to:
change the format of references using EndNote.
Changing reference formats
Using the paper that you have already formatted, we will change the style to a numbered style. This situation could arise if you decided to submit an article to a different journal.
What is a "numbered style"?
In a numbered style, references are indicated by a number in the text. The number is often printed as a superscript. At the end of the paper, the references are given in full and arranged by the numbers which they have been assigned.
Do not confuse a numbered style with a footnote (or endnote) style. With a footnote/endnote style, it is the footnotes/endnotes which are numbered. The references are then inserted into the footnotes/endnotes, along with other text.
If you have closed the sample paper (see previous page), open it again and then follow these steps:
- Select Nature from the pull-down Style menu in the Bibliography section of the EndNote X3 ribbon.
Figure 23: Word's EndNote Style Menu
Click on the OK button, and EndNote will reformat your document with the new style. It should now look something like Figure 24.
Recent Developments in Personal Bibliographic Software: a Critical Review
Since the 1980s, there have been a variety of software products on the market which can be classified under the general heading of Personal Bibliographic Software 1. All of these products perform the same two basic functions: they allow the user to maintain a database of bibliographic references and they permit the generation of a bibliography containing some or all of those references 2.
Substantial developments have taken place in the functionality of personal bibliographic software. Today it is not difficult to find a product that can automatically import references from a CD-ROM or web database and format both in-text citations and a list of references in a wide variety of styles 3,4.
1. Budd, D. A. Aragonite-to-calcite transformation during fresh-water diagenesis of carbonates - Insights from bore-water chemistry. Geological Society Of America Bulletin 100, 1260 (1988).
Figure 24: Manuscript with References in Nature Style
You are now ready to proceed to the next part of the module: Deleting and editing citations.