New for Mendeley Users: Citation Editing Tool

Scholars using the Mendeley research support and collaboration tool can now edit citation styles so that citations in their papers are formatted just the way they need them to be.


Mendeley has created an open source citation style editing tool, integrated into the latest version of Mendeley Desktop.   The tool was created in collaboration with Columbia University Libraries, and with support provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. It is based on the open XML Citation Style Language (CSL).

Editing and creating citation styles was the most requested feature on  the Mendeley Feedback Forum. Instead of creating a proprietary citation editing tool and style library, Mendeley chose to release the code for the tool as open source under the MIT license, which means other applications that work with citation data can also benefit from this work.  Mendeley was able to not only make it easier for researchers to customize and create styles, but also to make it easier for them to collaborate with colleagues who may use a different tool that implements CSL.

[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]

3 thoughts on “New for Mendeley Users: Citation Editing Tool

  1. Hi, Pat! I honestly don’t know. I would hope so if it’s going to be a really useful resource. I don’t use Mendeley myself, and shared the announcement because there’s people who do use it on our campus.

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