03-18-2018 05:13 PM - edited 03-18-2018 05:16 PM
Is there any way to differentiate the capitalization of Journal Article Titles and Book Titles in a bibliography?
I'd like the Journal Article Title to use 'Headline style capitalization' and Book Titles to use 'Sentence style capitalization'.
Journal Article Title Example (=headline caps)
Book title example (=sentence cap)
The 'Title Capitalization' section under Bibliography in the Style Manager seems to work across reference types.
-- I'm on Endnote X7.7.1 (Mac)
03-19-2018 06:42 AM
You may have noticed that an Endnote output style provides three options for capitalizing titles: 1) Leave titles as entered (in the Title field of the record); 2) Headline title capitalization; or 3) Sentence style capitalization.
Since only one option can be chosen, choosing option 1 (leave titles as entered) enables formatting journal titles and book titles in two different formats but needs to be done manually. You will just need to change the title capitalization of journals to one format and apply the capitalization format for book titles – within each applicable Endnote record.
However, the key question is why you need to apply the dual capitalization format for your bibliography? Is the format required by the publisher or other? If you are submitting an article for publication such formatting is handled by the publisher. Otherwise, it is not required you should consider using a single capitalization format.
03-26-2018 05:01 AM
@CrazyGecko – Thanks!
As for your question, yes, the publisher states in the style guide:
For books, use boldface italic, capitalize only the first letter of the first word and of the first word after a long dash or colon.
E.g.: Power and conflict in organizations
For periodicals: use boldface italic, title-style capitalization.
E.g.: Academy of Management Review
(I realize I made a mistake in the terminology used in my original posting. I am looking to distinguish capitalization between book titles and periodical names, not journal article titles and book titles – although I don't think this really makes a difference for the matter at hand.)
03-26-2018 02:23 PM - edited 03-26-2018 02:23 PM
I actually think it makes a big difference. The instructions you quote are pretty standard!
Journal names are handled by the term list settings and are usually headline style, while book titles and journal titles are set according to the title settings and often sentence style. So you just need to make sure your journal terms list is set up appropriately in your library (or libraries, if you use more than one).
see image for these two settings.
The bold and italics are set in the endnote output style's bibliography templates for each ref type.
04-04-2018 05:26 PM
Thanks – I haven't had the chance to try this out yet but it certainly seems like a workable suggestion!
The only caveat is that it sounds like it can be quite labor intensive and repetitive work.
Whereas ideally I'd want Endnote to take care of such capitalization preferences.
04-04-2018 06:39 PM - edited 04-05-2018 09:54 AM
I am not sure why you think this is labor intensive? The Journal terms can be imported with all the correct full text and abbreviated forms. -- and the book titles are therefore handled separately with respect to sentence vs headline titling with a "toggle" option in the output style?