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  1. the option to copy references to other projects

    Please add the function to copy references to other projects not "Using the Export References" or "Using a Shared Folder".
    Both of these methods require many steps.
    We need more easy way to copy references to other projects.

    98 votes
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  2. Drag and Drop to folders: option to decide whether to copy or move to another folder

    Drag and drop a reference to a folder: It would be nice, if I could choose wether I want to copy it to a folder or if I want to move it from one to another folder.

    46 votes
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  3. List bibliography in Japanese phonetic alphabets order.

    Some of Japanese author guidelines requires authors to
    sort bibliography in Japanese phonetic alphabets order. But current RefWorks can not respond to this requirement and it reduce the value of RefWorks.
    It might depend on the bibliography database provides, but I am glad if you consider to improve this limitation.

    24 votes
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  4. 20 votes
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  5. notification when new references are added to shared folders or projects

    especially when working with shared folders and projects it is very useful if I can easily spot recent changes / additions /modifications made by the other users of the project/folder.

    18 votes
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  6. Modifying the view option when disply citations

    The options of displaying references as a table and exporting into Excel is the first step in the direction of using RefWorks not only for collecting and organizing citations but for analysis and synthesis of the literature.
    As now I have to ask my students to export RefWorks citations into Excel Synthesis Matrix form which allow them to analyze research studies (see the attachment of the matrix). They will delete columns/data that are not needed and add required data from the Research Notes field. It will be helpful if students can modify the Table view (add/remove columns) to include research…

    17 votes
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  7. Stop defaulting back to original settings

    I sometimes import large numbers of references or are working with databases with large numbers of references, so I set the number to display so that I can see all references on one page. RefWorks keeps defaulting back to 50 per page. I have to keep changing it back and have sometimes only edited/moved 50 references before I realized it had defaulted back and that the rest weren't displayed. Please also stop defaulting to sorting by date added or normal view instead of what I had changed it to. I set it a certain way for a reason and it…

    16 votes
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  8. Improve Citation Style Editor

    In the Bibliography Setting for legacy RefWorks, user can add Ref ID field, carriage (with n), or tab (with t ). We hope this function to be added to New RefWorks also.

    9 votes
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  9. Duplicate or copy a project

    It would be great to be able to duplicate or make a copy of a project. That way, if you share it or make any changes, you can make a copy for sharing or editing and save the original project, which includes not just the records, but the folder structure, in case you make mistakes or need to go back to the original. Exporting the citations does not save the folder structure or save all the changes you've made specifically in RefWorks to a citation.

    6 votes
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  10. Bibliografías organizadas por tipo de material

    Será muy intersante que Rewforks permitiese hacer bibliografías organizadas por tipo de material: monografías, artículos, tesis, etc.

    6 votes
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  11. Allow successive folder assignments

    After successfully adding select citations from a list of records to a 1st folder, allow the user to go through the list again to pick other citations to add to other folders. Currently the "apply" button doesn't show up again until you refresh the page.

    My particular use case is systematic review screening. I go through a page of results selecting those I want to move to an "include" folder. Then I want to toggle the check boxes and add the others to an "exclude folder". I'd need to refresh the page to get the "apply" button back, loosing the…

    5 votes
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  12. export

    From within New RefWorks to export references with the PDF articles in RIS, XML or BIBTeX format?

    5 votes
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  13. Adding ability in author search to see multiple authors with similar names, and to globally change one to another (from Legacy Refworks)

    We track publications by authors at our organization, and we format the authors’ names so each one is always the same; e.g, Donald P. Wilson is always Wilson, Don P. even if it was imported from PubMed as Wilson DP. It was easy to search for an author’s name and globally change any stray formats into the same one in the Legacy RefWorks. We'd greatly appreciate having this restored in the new Refworks! Thank you for your consideration.

    5 votes
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  14. Add the functionality to download/export/print PDFs with highlights or comments from Refworks

    Add the functionality to download/export/print PDFs with highlights or comments from Refworks. Currently, highlights and comments are just in the metadata in Refworks.

    4 votes
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  15. Add working paper as a reference type

    Currently working papers are added as 'generic' while many style have specific working paper rules that can easily be applied

    4 votes
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  16. Create bibliography from folder (including subfolders)

    If the option currently exists, I've been unable to find it. I have references for a project separated into folders (instead of tagging) under a root folder and would like to create a bibliography including all references within the folder and subfolders at once so they are in the correct order.

    4 votes
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  17. improve custom field functionaliy

    1. Custom fields should be definable at the PROJECT level, as defaults to add to each new reference added to the project.
    2. Export and import of ref projects should include metadata for custom field names, and add those in (on import) so that the data is not lost.
    3. Allow for export of metadata, so that as instructor I can create a specific set of custom fields, and have students import it to start a project.
    4 votes
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  18. Match Custom style reference types to default drop-down list

    We are rationalising our reference types on our custom style. In the citation style editor there is an option to delete reference types, which I have used. This means I have only set a custom for a dozen or so reference types.
    However, when we import and edit references, the drop-down list of reference types does not match our custom style: it remains the default list. This will lead our users to select reference types that have not been custom-set to match our style guide and errors in our bibliographies.

    4 votes
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  19. 4 votes
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  20. New feature to link references

    It will be very useful (at leas to me) to add a new feature that will allow to set a link between references, i.e.

    • is cited by
    • is review of
    • Is a rejoinder of
    • etc.

    And the posibility to use that feature while building bibiographies to inser while citing a book where is reviewed, who has cited it,etc.

    A search engine to follow that tree and navigate thru it would be useful too.

    3 votes
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