Standardize journal names switch between short/long

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Johan_A_M
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Standardize journal names switch between short/long

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I am trying to use the standardize journal names function for my (medical) journals. There were a lot of journals that I had to add, but I think I'm done with that now. However, when using the standardize function to get all my journal in long version format, it only switches between short and long - if a journal has the short version, it switches to the long version, but if it has the long version, it switches back to the short version.

Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong?

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Re: Standardize journal names switch between short/long

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Please contact tech support with screen snaps of what you are doing.

And frankly, setting the name in the library is a waste of time -- use the journal glossary (Medline Concise in your case) and have Bookends output the one you want when the references are formatted.

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Re: Standardize journal names switch between short/long

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Thanks Jon, I'll contact them.

The reason I had to do this half-manually is that I did a global change on the entire library, but for many of the journals that were not in the Concise Medical, Bookends seemed to guess randomly, so hundreds of my references all of a sudden ended up having a wrong journal. Hence, I decided to go through everything, journal by journal, and first correct via Autofill, and then add the missing journals to the glossary. I haven't worked with the journal glossary before so if you have any tips for making this easier, please let me know.

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The glossary doesn't guess, it either finds a match or it doesn't. What journal did you have entered in Bookends that returned the wrong item from the Concise Medline glossary?

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Re: Standardize journal names switch between short/long

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It's been happening with for example Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine.

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Re: Standardize journal names switch between short/long

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We'll have to continue via direct tech support. When I used Intensive Care Medicine, the short and full options returned from the glossary are

Intensive Care Med.
Intensive Care Medicine

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