Answered By: Karen Crinnion
Last Updated: Jul 16, 2018     Views: 19630

If you wish to exclude your EndNote citations from your word count, you can do this by creating a new style that hides all citations.
You can do this yourself in EndNote by selecting 'Edit' and 'Output styles', then 'Create a new style'.  In the new window select 'File' then 'Save as' and give the blank style a name.  Then save it in your EndNote styles folder in your H drive.

You can then choose this output style in EndNote, then also in Microsoft Word.  As it is a blank style it will remove all citations so that you can then do your word count.  We have attached an example of this called 'Word count style', which you can use.

Comments (3)

  1. Brilliant tip! saved my life in getting word count spot on for submitting a publication!
    by Calo on Nov 18, 2017.
  2. Hi
    If a word doc using this style is downloaded and read by others, will their word count show the total amount, or the amount excluding the references? I'm asking from a marker's perspective, as I want to be fair in the application of word limits to all students.
    by Jo on Apr 11, 2018.
  3. Hi Jo, you will see the formatted version (with the correct style - whatever that is) when it's submitted (which will include the citations) so you'll see the word count that includes them. The style is a tool for the writer to do a word count without citations included. Of course if you have EndNote yourself you can view the document with the style and exclude the citations. I hope this helps to explain it.
    by Karen Crinnion on Apr 11, 2018.

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