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How to merge in text citations

Hello,

In a word document I have lots of in-text citations that are within their own brackets (Harvard style) because I've add these in at different times through CWYW. So for example at the end of a sentence I have (Smith, 1999)(Peters, 2003)(Jones, 1987). I wondered if there was a simply way to get Endnote to merge these three references into one, so that they would appear as (Smith, 1999; Peters, 2003; Jones, 1987).

Thanks

James

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Re: How to merge in text citations

There are likely spaces between each of the in-text citations making EndNote not see them as continuous. Simply remove these spaces and update and they should merge into one - separated by semi-colons (depending on the details of the formatting style you are using). See the attached screen shot showing EndNote version X4 in Word 2007.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Jason Rollins, the EndNote team

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Re: How to merge in text citations

Worked perfectly.

Thanks!

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Re: How to merge in text citations

Dear Jason Rollins,

 

I have similar problem, but my output style is  little different then you have suggested. I wish to combine three references in text like this "Tripathi(1970,1973,1976)". But when I use your suggested method it gives me the output style like this "Tripathi (1970, (1973, (1976) ". Have you noticed the unnecessary parentheses?

 

Kindly guide me how can I get rid of these unnecessary parentheses

 

Best Regards,

 

Nadeem

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Re: How to merge in text citations

We would need to see the style you are using and know whether you are "hiding" author information or trying to use a style that is Author (Year) which sometimes  has problems such as the one you are experiencing which might be fixable.  Otherwise, you can always hide everything via the edit citation step and type exactly what you want to appear... 

 

Can you explain in more detail and  attach the style you are using when replying to the message? 

(long time Endnote user)
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Re: How to merge in text citations

Hi, I have to put a collection of in-text citations in "default" format. Current these are in author(year) format and separated by a ;. For example: This is the current list

 

Banerji and Wadhwa (2016); Probe Team (1999); Chugh (2011); Desai et al. (2015); Govinda (1995); Govinda and Bandyopadhyay (2008)

 

I need to make it like this:

Banerji and Wadhwa, 2016; Probe Team, 1999; Chugh, 2011; Desai et al., 2015; Govinda, 1995; Govinda and Bandyopadhyay, 2008

 

Could you please advise how to do this? Thanks.

 

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Re: How to merge in text citations

I assume you are using a style that has the two options?  So you would need to change these to (Author Year) which should be "default"  rather than Author (Year) thru the edit citations menu?  You would need to do this for each citation in the group.

 

Right click in citation group, choose "edit citation" then "more".  Then click on each one and change from Author (YEAR) to "default" .  The example I show is using APA 6th.   

(long time Endnote user)