Wow, my other posts on the topic are getting a lot of hits!
Some exciting info for anyone still struggling with getting abbreviated journal names working with Mendeley: this feature is coming soon!
I upgraded to using Mendeley v 1.5 (because previous versions don’t work on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise) and I had problems installing the OpenOffice plugin. Normally this is easy: in Mendeley you select the Tools menu and go to Install OpenOffice Plugin.
As a followup to my previous post, I wrote a script to generate the master list of journal names and their abbreviations from Web of Science.
The script is designed to be used in conjunction with the previous one, and is also written in perl (which I’m still learning) and can be downloaded here or viewed here.
UPDATE: I just posted an update. This feature is coming soon to Mendeley!
Several journals require abbreviated journal names, but as of yet Mendeley doesn’t make this possible. Or so I thought.
I came across this incredibly useful site today:
No longer need to manually edit custom citation style (CSL) files for Mendeley (and Zotero) within a text file!!!
I’m an avid user of Mendeley citation management software (CMS), and am pleased with the capabilities of this cross-platform, open-source, and free referencing tool. However, one limitation I’ve encountered is that it does not have very many citiation styles preinstalled, and although many additional formats are available to download through the Mendeley interface, it does not (yet) provide a built-in style editor to customize citiation styles.