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  1. Automatically download Full Text

    Download the Full Text, if it is available, automatically, so there's one less step in the research process.

    115 votes
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  2. Attachments stall, never completely finish

    Many users have noticed that when PDF attachments are uploaded, they take a very long time in the processing/uploading phase, and sometimes the progress bar stalls at 50% and never finishes.

    110 votes
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  3. Import PMID from PubMed by Save to RefWorks

    Please improve Save to RefWorks to import PMID from PubMed.

    95 votes
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  4. Don't automatically import subject headings as tags

    Subject headings from Proquest and other databases are automatically imported as "tags." This clutters up the interface, and makes it hard for users to add their own tags.

    71 votes
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  5. Add a ref type for "dissertation"

    There is no reference type in RefWorks for dissertations, only theses. In APA style, citations for dissertations and theses are formatted differently so RefWorks should offer an additional reference type.

    70 votes
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  6. Save to Refworks button is not functional

    The save to refworks button for chrome is not functional. About 90% of the time when I try to use it and input all the information, the loading bar goes and goes (Uploading 1 of 1.......) and eventually after about a minute it says it was unable to import anything (We're sorry, we were unable to save to RefWorks. We tried, but came up empty.) So frustrating. As said before, this service is great, but quite a few basic functionalities are from from actually functioning properly. These need to be fixed. A quick import button is a huge draw of…

    57 votes
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  7. Make DOI field available automatically for manual reference input

    DOI field is the most important for manual reference input (journal). However it is not visible automatically and has to be added. However this has to be done each time which is very inconvenient with a large number of references. Can it be made automatically available on ref input screen or give option to select our choice of fields for this screen

    24 votes
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  8. Improve import of author's names

    The most common problem we see with the formatting of references is that the author's first and last name are treated as one field, so that the in-text citation would read (Ali Smith, 2017) rather than (Smith, 2017). This happens quite a lot, is there a way to improve the export/importing of author's names?

    24 votes
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  9. New Folder

    Importing a citation from an external source, the site asks what folder. Can you put a create folder ability on the window? The window 'pull' down that lists my current folder/location. It would be helpful to have the ability to create a new folder there. Right now, you have to go out of the import window, etc.

    Also, importing citations, the same window asking for the location. When you select a check box, the window doesn't auto close (which it should). To close your selection, you must mouse click out on the page. Then the window closes, but doesn't show…

    14 votes
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  10. Importing references: Option to save to a specific folder

    Users should have the option to import references directly to a specific folder.

    11 votes
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  11. Have the option to input n.d. for an undated article

    When trying to put n.d. into the "date" section of a reference, it just seems to think it is an incorrect input/date and will not allow for this. However, in the real world, quite a few sources from time to time are undated, and this puts a crimp in everything when you cannot put n.d. per APA format. Please add this functionality to either input our own term of n.d. or to select that the source is undated so it can be automatically entered into the reference. Thank you.

    10 votes
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  12. ISBN/ISSN, authors can be used to retrieve auto-cite metadata for manual input

    More criteria are recommended for retrieving metadata for auto-cite. ISBN, ISSN and authors are common. This will empower the auto-cite capability and save a lot of time for the researchers.

    9 votes
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  13. Diacritic characters

    Fix the problem diacritic characters. It was promised last year but still é or ä etc. have to be corrected manually.

    9 votes
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  14. don't automatically add a bibliography!

    I use google docs to write my papers and find it really annoying that RefWorks automatically adds a bibliography entry when I'm adding a reference. Footnotes are included in my institution's word count, but the bibliography is not, so when the bib is automatically added it disrupts my word count and makes it harder to quickly see where I'm up to. Is there any way I can turn this feature off and then just install the bibliography when I've finished the paper? thanks!

    7 votes
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  15. Multiple URLs on record import - separate? or block

    Records can't support two links in the URL field, but mutliple URLS on import are all placed there. Some databases (Ovid) allow inclusion of either the "permalink" record URL and/or the external link resolver (full text). When the records are in Refworks, neither link works because they are in one URL field with a space separating them. It would be great if RW could support multiple links for a record (via import) but if not, then perhaps block on space or on the next "http" found?

    7 votes
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  16. Change "Select All" to read "Select All ON THIS PAGE" when moving citations from Last Imported

    When moving citations from Last Imported to a folder, the default option is to "Select all" but that wording is misleading - it only selects the citations shown on the page, which defaults to 50. If you just imported 51 citations, "Select All" doesn't actually select all, it selects only the first 50.

    5 votes
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  18. Edit author

    Sometimes authors have to be entered in manually. This is especially the case when I import PDFs - RefWorks captures the wrong authors. However, it would be easier if we could rearrange the order of authors manually. Currently, if I accidentally delete the first author or skipped a third author, I can't go back and add these authors in their correct order. Instead, I have to re-type all the author names again in the correct order.

    Please allow authors to be manually added and allow us to add authors in a specific order/ wherever we click in the author section.

    4 votes
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  19. Please make it possible to move large numbers of references from the last import page to a folder, all at once

    I have just imported 7600 references that I want to put all into the same folder (working on a systematic review). I can only move small quantities at a time as the select all features is limited to the records displayed. Selecting "display 2000 records" causes refworks to crash.

    4 votes
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  20. Update folder counts upon import

    Currently, after importing references from a file and specifying a folder location, the folder count isn't updated until a browser refresh. This can be troublesome because it then prompts to (re)import the folder.

    4 votes
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