Authors wrong - Endote from intercience

  • Knut Krüger

    Knut Krüger - 2007-07-06

    for your information.
    Intercience offers only Endnote export, but the authtosr are wrong after import.

    The authors are separated with "," not with ";"

    If I could remember are there two common possibilites with author fileds:

    if they use "." and "," but not ";" -> more than one author but seperated with  ","
    if they use "." and "," and ";" common style for more than one author

    In the common version the authors will be imported as:
    Megan L. Wilson, M.J.B.K.F.S.K.T.L.M. instead

    Maple;, M.L.W.; Meredith J. Bashaw; Kimberly Fountain; Sarah Kieschnick; Terry L.  (its better but bith minor errors)

    Do you think a used or not used ";" detection would work or does it cause more problems?


    • Matthias Steffens

      The Interscience "Endnote" format is broken. For the Endnote tagged text format[*], each author should be given on its own line, like:

      %A Ortolani, Alessia
      %A Leong, Kirsten
      %A Graham, Laura
      %A Savage, Anne

      or like this:

      %A Alessia Ortolani
      %A Kirsten Leong
      %A Laura Graham
      %A Anne Savage

      refbase/Bibutils can import both of these.

      It's frustrating that so many publishers get this wrong and I wonder whether they actually care about their customers. Anyways, it's always a good idea to inform them about these issues.



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