OK, just wrote a big post of suggestions but my browser lost it. The gist was I lose a lot of time manually checking journal titel abbreviations and I would like to see the terms list manager overhauled. My suggestions were:
- Curate my journal terms list - maintain a central database (based on Web of Science data). When I import or add a reference, cross-check the journal name against this and suggest if it doesn’t quite match (eg. did you mean…), then amend the record. Don’t just import whatever is in the citation document - it leads to multiple entries in the terms list with variations on the name, some with no abbreviation formats specified.
- Sync terms lists with the library (this might already happen, not sure)
- Improve the terms list manager - make it a full size window (that doesn’t forget its size every time I open it). Add a search/filter box to make it easier to find the journal, have a merge duplicates button, and speed up saving terms (it currently locks up endnote for 10 to 20 sec every time I save a journal term).
I think that was all. I like the new sharing features in each version of endnote but I would love to see some focus on improving the basics - these annoyances have been with Endnote for as long as I can remember!