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EndNote APA6th Style Common Problems

Oct
2010
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI ): In the APA6th style regarding the Digital Object Identifier #, watch for and clean up any extra data transferred. It is common to see oddly formatted DOI:

McClung, J. P., & Karl, J. P. (2009). Iron deficiency and obesity: the contribution of inflammation and diminished iron absorption. Nutrition Reviews, 67(2), 100-104. doi: NURE145 [pii]
10.1111/j.1753-4887.2008.00145.x

Correct this in EndNote. In the EndNote DOI Field you probably will see two lines of data. A functional DOI# usually begins with 10. Delete the non ”10” line. A correctly formatted EndNote DOI Field will look like:

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McClung, J. P., & Karl, J. P. (2009). Iron deficiency and obesity: the contribution of inflammation and diminished iron absorption. Nutrition Reviews, 67(2), 100-104. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2008.00145.x

If the reference has already been used in a Microsoft Word document, go back into Word and reformat. Word must readdress EndNote to pick up the changes. If need, trick Word into reformatting by changing reference styles.

Journal Title Words, No Abbre.: The APA6th style calls for the full words of journal titles. Often references are imported into EndNote with abbreviated words in the journal title. Correct this in EndNote. In the EndNote Journal Field, type the full words of the journal title. Close and resave the record.

If the reference has already been used in a Microsoft Word document, go back into Word and reformat. Word must readdress EndNote to pick up the changes. If need, trick Word into reformatting by changing reference styles.

A more permanent option is downloading EndNote’s medical Term List.

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