Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Exporting report number and institution from Mendeley to Word

I currently work for a research institution which produces a lot of reports, and I have struggled to get proper citations for these reports when using the Mendeley Word plugin. If you use the "report" type in Mendeley, you're able to enter institution and issue, but these are not exported to Word. This is my workaround: Use the "journal article" type when entering the report metadata, fill in the report number in the "issue" field, and set the journal as "XXX report" (where XXX is the name of the institution).

This may not be strictly correct, but it works for me. Check out the Mendeley citation style editor if you want to do something similar (and do it properly).


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