Customize Citation Styles in Endote Web

At our university students need to style the bibliography list of their master thesis using Vancouver, but in the text they need to use author name and publication year (thus this is follwing Harvard style). Normally Vancouver style uses numbers for in text citations. Is anyone aware if the combination of these styles exist in Endote and what the name of this style or the journal that uses this style is?

As teachers we had Endote installed on our computer, and we can easily costumize a new reference style which is in accordance to the styl mentioned above. Howeveer, students work with Endote web. Is it possible to upload this customized styl in Endnote web, and if yes how is this done?

Hope someone can awnser my question because I have not yet found the solution by searching online.



I created this thread awhile ago about requesting updates.  You should also check if there is an administrator or contact tech or customer support on how you might become an administrator?  

What exact “parts” of Vancouver do they want then?  I don’t know exactly what styles are available to endnote online users to test for you.

Thank you Leanne for pointing out this thread, I will have a look at it.

What exact “parts” of Vancouver do they want then?

-> Well actually we want Vancouver style for the bibliography but in-text citations not the be with numbers as is normally with Vancouver but with author + year.

An example:


This is an example of how we would like to cite in-text citations (Erikson et al, 2012; Janssens & Peeters, 2010). This style is described in the guidelines for master thesis reporting at our university department (Muchez,1996a,1996b). Carlson and Copeland (1978) developed these guidelines and they have been updated recently (Muchez,1995,1996,1999).


  1. Erikson A, Meeus L, Deo B, Kapplan S, Steven R, Borgeo LD, Van Wijck F, Reinders E, De Bie K. Making up reference styles. Ann Intern Med 2012; 24(2): 23-34.
  2. Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med 2002; 25(4): 284-7.
  3. Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.
  4. Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.

The people at might know of one of the ones they provide would conform to these specifications. Unfortunately they still haven’t designed a way to search for an output style that matches specific order much less punctuation requirements.  I scanned thru some of the ones I have on my desktop and found nothing that matched vancouver Ending basically nothing ending with Year; vol(issue): pages  that isn’t numbered.  That isn’t to say it doesn’t exist, just that it isn’t common in any of the output styles we use routinely at our institute in the sciences.  

It should be pretty easy to create assuming the templates stay exactly the same as in Vancouver.  – but you do need some information not provided in your examples.  

The example you provided  has numbers, but presumably you don’t want numbers in the bibliography.  

Vancouver is numbered in order of appearance, but presumably this style requires alphabetically ordered (How?  mayber as Author, Year, Title?) – how distinguish ambiguous citations?  2000a and 2000b?  

These are the vancouver templates which otherwise seem to match your examples pretty well. (note some of the spaces need to be “link adjacent” characters, which don’t copy). 

Journal template

Author. Title. Journal|. [Type of Article]|. Year| Date|;Volume|(Issue)|:Pages|.

Book Section:

Author. Title. |In: Editor, editor.^editors.| Book Title|. Edition ed|. Place Published|: Publisher; |Year|. p. Pages|.


Author. Title|. Edition ed|. Series Editor, editor^editors|. Place Published|: Publisher; |Year|.

Thanks again for awnsering Leanne. I have also searched through some styles, but needless to say that’s a lott of work.

I will contact the people at Endote to help us out.