Answered By: Lorna Smith
Last Updated: Sep 09, 2021     Views: 0

If you have used EndNote before and have imported other Journal Term lists, you must delete these existing lists first using the following process in EndNote (for those new to Endnote, you need to scroll down and follow the instructions for importing the chemical term list):

  • Library > Open Term Lists > Journals Term Lists

Screenshot of where to find Terms List on EndNote 20 - under Library tab

  • Highlight all and click on "Delete Term" and "Close"

Screenshot of highlighting old Term Lists

Then follow the instructions below, which are the same for those who are new to EndNote.

Instructions for importing the chemical term list:

First of all, it is important that you ensure you have the "Royal Society of Chemistry" style chosen in the drop down box on the toolbar in EndNote (see screen snip below), then, just click on:

  • Library > Define Term Lists

  • Select "Journals" and click on "Import List"

Screenshot of Term List options in EndNote 20 - Journals highlighted

  • A pop up window will open to: C:\Program Files (X86)\ Endnote #\Terms Lists (Where # is the version number for EndNote)

  • Select "Chemical" and click on: Open > OK > Close

Screenshot of EndNote 20 terms list on PC drive to import

You have now set up your EndNote to abbreviate journal titles when using the Royal Society of Chemistry referencing style.  It's set to use Abbreviation 1:

Screenshot of imported Term Lists in EndNote 20

You might find that newer journal titles aren't on the list or don't have abbreviations, you can then add a "New Term" (see top right of the above screen shot):

Screenshot of editing New Terms for EndNote 20

To find what the abbreviated journal title would be, use the CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool online.