I am helping compile a supplement of 15 research papers. Each of these papers is written by different authors, who wrote their manuscripts using Microsoft Word but used different referencing software/libraries. There are some references that are cited in all the papers but may appear different due to whoever input the information. For example, all 15 papers cite a particular protocol - I need to ensure such sources are cited correctly and consistently in each individual paper. I will have access to everyone’s manuscripts and referencing files.
What is the best way to do this without having to manually change each citation one by one for every paper? Is it possible to have all the references merged into 1 big library and somehow sync all the shared citations across 15 papers? Thank you.
The references are numbered in order of appearance and there is a separate bibliography for each paper. They are stand alone, not shared. The authors are part of our collaborative team – we could ask them to “export” the EndNote group for their paper and send to us. Authors have each used their individual EndNote libraries (one has used Zotero).