Round brackets in the text, square brackets in the reference list: How can I make both square?

Hello everyone :slight_smile:

Im working on my Mastersthesis at the moment and I’m almost done :slight_smile:

The whole formating is the last bit of work. Now i have one very frustraiting Problem: All citations in the paper are round and the brackets in the reference are square, as they should be… as Output-style I have Journal of Adolescent Health, which is the paper were aiming at.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks and warm greetings!


You will need to edit the style you are using:

In EndNote you can go to Edit > Output Styles > Open Style Manager > locate the style you are using > Click Edit > go to Templates under Citations > here you will need to change the ( ) around Bibliography Number to []  > go To File > Save As > (EndNote will not allow you to change the existing style in EndNote but will always apply the change to a copy of the style) Click Save to save the changes to a copy of the style > close the style window.

You would then need to switch the style in the document to the new one.

You can find more information on stye editting on our website:

Thanks for the response!

Im using the Endnote plugin for Word 2016 and I can’t find Edit nor Outputstyles…

I can see the three sections Citations, Bibliography and Style but none of them leads me to the Style manager :frowning:

Strangely when I choose another style e.g. BMC Pediatrics the brackets are square as they should be, but then the reference list is not in the correct style anymore… Could it be that the Style for J Ado Health is wrong? Or maybe they changed their style, which i don’t think is the case since even the latest publications are with square brackets…

I would suggest watching the following video which goes over the steps of how to edit a style.

If you still have trouble after watching the video then Please contact Technical Support directly.

1-800-336-4474 option 4 then 1 or