I’m having a problem citing multiple papers - the result is: (Irish, 1997; , 2005; , 2006;). The problem doesn’t occur when I cite multiple papers with different authors or include the authors name before each year. My template is: (|Author|, Year|; Cited Pages|). Is there anything I can do to fix this or do I need to repeat the authors name for each paper?
That template certainly looks problematic. The forced separation between Author and the following comma is telling EndNote that you always want that comma to appear, whether or not the Author is present in the citation.
I would suggest something like (Author, Year|:*Cited Pages|) where the asterisk represents the Link Adjacent Text.
I have just tried removing the forced seperation between the author and the comma, but I am still getting the extra punctuation in my citations (e.g.); (Irish, 1997; , 2005). Are there any other suggestions?
did you also put in the “linked adjacent” where John suggested (where the * is)?
Are you using EndNote 9? There was a known bug in EndNote 9 that caused this problem. It was fixed by the 9.0.1 patch.
The link adjacent tag was already in place so did not solve the problem. I am however using endnote 9 so will look into the patch.
thanks for your help