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EndNote Simplified (UCT): Journal Abbreviations

 

We often find that journals have different referencing requirements and researches often choosing to publish in multiple journals. One such requirement that differs across journals is the Journal Title. While one journal accepts the complete written form of a journal title, another journal may require you to abbreviate the journal title.

This section will provide instruction on how to change the way a Journal title is displayed in your bibliography

How to abbreviate your journal titles


Alves, J. C., Lima de Paiva, E., Milani, R. F., Bearzoti, E., Morgano, M. A., & Diego Quintaes, K. (2017). Risk estimation to human health caused by the mercury content of Sushi and Sashimi sold in Japanese restaurants in Brazil. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B, 52(6), 418-424 doi:10.1080/03601234.2017.1293451

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Alves, J. C., Lima de Paiva, E., Milani, R. F., Bearzoti, E., Morgano, M. A., & Diego Quintaes, K. (2017). Risk estimation to human health caused by the mercury content of Sushi and Sashimi sold in Japanese restaurants in Brazil. J. Environ. Sci. Health. B, 52(6), 418-424 doi:10.1080/03601234.2017.1293451


 


Within the software go to Tools > Open Term Lists > Journal Term List, see below:



Navigate to Lists, then click on the Import List option. 



Select the list you feel is most appropriate. Remember, the list should be able to correspond with your field of research



In order to effect the changes you have made navigate to Edit > Output Styles > "APA 6th"



Highlight the Journal Abbreviations Section then select the Abbreviations 1 option. The Abbreviations 2 option can be used to include a period after each abbreviation (eg. J. Nurs. Adm.)