When I create a new reference in EndNote X6, inform the DOI and then use the option “Find Reference Updates”, the imported author list will also include the name of the Coordinating or Handling Editor, which will be retrieved as last co-author.
For instance, for papers published in the Journal of Vegetation Science (JVS), DOI 10.1111/jvs.12053 (Miquel De Cáceres, who served as Coordinating Editor will be listed) or DOI 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2011.01366.x (Michael Palmer, editor, will be included as co-author). The same problem also appears with papers in the Journal of Ecology (e.g. DOI 10.1111/1365-2745.12176, in which case Richard Mack is listed, but he is not a co-author).
This issue is annoying and may cause embarrassment. I have found one example of a citation in which the Coordinating Editor of a paper published in JVS ended up listed as coauthor:
In the reference list of a paper that appeared in Ecosystems (2011) 14: 1354–1371. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-011-9486-y I found this:
"Duarte L, Machado R, Hartz S, Pillar V, Bruelheide H. 2006b. What saplings can tell us about forest expansion over natural grasslands. J Veg Sci 17:799–808.” In this case, H. Bruelheide was the Coordinating Editor.
Since the issue does not appear when I import the same references using Mendeley Desktop, the problem is caused by the importing function in EndNote.
Has anybody found a better solution other than checking manually the correctness of the author list imported by this (unreliable) EndNote function?