EndNote beta testing is in progress,still time to participate!

Hello EndNote Users,

EndNote X5 for Windows beta testing is now in progress, and we still have room for  a few more testers. If you have a firm grasp of EndNote’s current features and functionality, and would like to participate please review the information below.

* You must have access to a computer running one of the supported operating systems and the proper permissions to install software. For Windows the supported systems will be XP SP 3, Vista or Windows 7

* You must have access to the Internet and a valid e-mail account. All communication is handled via e-mail and bugs are reported using Bugzilla, which is a web-based tool.

* It is desirable to have Microsoft Word for testing Cite While You Write. Supported versions of Word will be 2007 and 2010 for Windows with the latest service pack installed.

Beta test cycles last about 10 weeks with releases at two-week intervals. We ask that you not apply to beta test if you will be gone for more than two weeks during that time, as timely feedback is crucial during the testing cycle.

EndNote users who meet these criteria can apply to be a beta tester for EndNote X5 for Windows by filling out the form at http://www.endnote.com/testing. We will contact eligible users. Note that users selected for beta testing will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement, which states in part that beta testers cannot discuss any information regarding the beta product in Thomson Reuters forums or elsewhere until the product release is publicly announced.  

Beta testers may be awarded a complimentary copy of the released version of EndNote. Complimentary copies are sent out at the discretion of the EndNote Team and are awarded based on quality of feedback and extent of participation.


Thank you for your support of EndNote. We look forward to hearing from you soon. 


The EndNote Team

Do I have to be an owner of EndNote to become a beta tester?

I use EndNote onmy computer at work and I do not have a invidual copy of it.


Thanks for your interest in testing!

Please write directly to rs.betacoordinator@thomson.com, attaching a screenshot of the Help, About EndNote screen. We need to know your full name, the e-mail address you would like to use for e-mail about the beta test, your operating system and word processor and version. If you use a non-English system it would be helpful to know the language of both the operating system.

Once we receive valid information, we will forward you more details about testing.



The EndNote Team