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EndNote 20 (desktop)

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Citation styles

Output styles

An output style is a template that tells EndNote how to format the citations in a manuscript or bibliography. EndNote includes over 2,800 automatically-created output styles, such as APA, MLA, Vancouver, etc. Additional styles can be downloaded from the EndNote website or the information for authors sections of journals. 

  1. Once you find the journal style you need (on the EndNote output styles website), download the file and save it to your desktop.
  2. In Windows, left click on the Start menu, click Explore, go to Program Files, click on EndNote, and the click on the Styles folder.
  3. Drag and drop the output style file from your desktop to the folder.

If you are unable to find the output style you need, you can alter an existing style.

  1. From the Edit menu, choose Output Styles and select Open Style Manager.
  2. In the Style Manager, change the setting in the information panel (on the right-hand side) from Style Info to Style Preview. The preview of the selected style should now be displayed.
  3. Scroll through the list of available styles to see if you can find one that is similar to what you need.
  4. Once you have found a similar style, select it, and click the Edit button. The Style window will open.
  5. Choose Save As from the File menu and give this copy of the style a new name that matches the name of the journal you want to use it for, and click Save. This will also leave the original style unchanged in case you want to use it later.
  6. The new style window will remains open for you to edit as you need.
  7. There are many elements of the style that may be edited. For detailed information on specifics of editing styles refer to the EndNote Manual (via the Help button).