Answered By: ic @westernsydney.edu.au
Last Updated: Aug 03, 2020     Views: 3

Before setting up your journal terms list for Vancouver, you should first make a backup of your EndNote library. 

  1. To do this, select File from the EndNote menu, and then Save a Copy. Importantly, this ensures copies of both your library’s .enl and .data files are placed in a central network location of your choosing. 
  2. From the EndNote menu, select Tools > Open Term Lists > Journal Terms List. Highlight the first journal, and press [Ctrl]+A on the keyboard to highlight all the terms (on a Macintosh, this would be [Command]+A). Note: If the Journal Terms List is empty, skip to step 4.  
  3. Next, click the Delete Term button to the right to empty the list of old terms. 
  4. Select the Lists tab at the top, and click on the Import List... button. 
  5. Browse to the Term Lists folder within the EndNote folder, and choose to open the Medical.txt file then click open. 

If you are on a 64-bit Windows machine, this folder should default to:  

C:\Program Files (X86)\EndNote (EndNote Version Number)\Terms Lists 

If you are on a Mac, this folder should default to:  

Applications\ EndNote (EndNote Version Number)\Terms 

This will import the correct abbreviations into your library's term list. 

  1.  When complete, click OK and close journal list window. 
  2. Next, ensure that Vancouver_WesternSydU is the selected style showing in the styles window in EndNote.
  3. Go to Edit > Output Styles > Edit Vancouver_WesternSydU. Click on Journal Names on the left.  
  4. Make sure the style is using Abbreviation 2. If not, select Abbreviation 2, then close the window. Updating may take some time on your machine.  

When Journal articles are selected you should see the abbreviated version of the Journal title.

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