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EndNote: Journal titles & abbreviations

Manage references and citations in your writing and research

About journal title lists

About journal lists

Many medical / scientific styles require you to use an abbreviated form of the Journal name in your reference list:

1.         Allan AT, Tydingco P, Perez V. Clinical aspects of cultural psychiatry on Guam. Int J Soc Psychiatry. 1985 Autumn;31(3):198-204.


Int J Soc Psychiatry = International Journal of Social Psychiatry

EndNote can abbreviate the journal title in your bibliography without changing the actual journal entry in your library from its original full title.  So it appears in your document as Int J Soc Psychiatry, but remains International Journal of Social Psychiatry in your library.

We recommend that you delete all terms in your existing journals term list before importing the new list. This prevents EndNote from using existing journal titles that have no corresponding abbreviation.

For more complete instructions on creating and using lists of journal titles and abbreviations:

  • View the Creating journal lists video on this page, or
  • Search for abbreviations in the Help file of your EndNote program

Creating journal lists

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