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  1. Citation optimization

    Right now, the problem for me with RefWorks is that it does far too many things automatically. At my university, we have our own rules of the citation which have to do with the rules of Dutch grammar. e.g. We write titles and subtitles as sentences, meaning that only the first letter of the first word per sentence is capitalized. The exception is of course for names, place names, historical events, etc. (each of these depending on the local spelling & grammar rules). While we want as much information as possible to be automated, it's very unhandy to automate the…

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  2. チャット+カレンダー(Googleカレンダーなど外部のアプリとの連携でもOK)で共同研究管理やタスクフォース進捗管理ができることが望ましい。きるようにしてほしい。

    PDFファイルを格納するのは、ToDOリスト作り、共同研究や遠隔地の研究者と共著を進めるなど、これからの研究スタイルでは不可欠のものになる。飛行機代を研究資材に充てることで研究効率を高めていく、そのためには文献管理=タスク・スケジュール管理であるべきだ。
    カレンダーとチャット機能、ガントチャートなどのタスクフォースツールを共有できるには、シンプルなものが必要だ。各国で既存流通されているシステム(GoogleカレンダーやBACK LOGなど)を取り込めるような仕組みを活用できることで後続の研究者育成と直結できるだけでなく、次のユーザー囲い込みも可能になる

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  4. Improve and fix RefWorks Projects

    Make 'Untitled Project' clearer. Also please fix a bug where after creating a new Project, a message appears each time a reference is imported asking which project is should be saved to, even after the project is deleted.

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  5. Improving offline access to PDFs: Organize PDFs in dropbox in folder

    It is great you provide offline access to references via dropbox. However, it would be very helpful if those references were organized in folders that matched the folders in refworks.

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  6. Make <title-short> element in CSL styles searchable from bibliography function

    Currently in CSL styles the <title-short> element metadata isn't searched from the Create Bibliography function. For example, searching for APA doesn't return American Psychological Association 7th edition (annotated bibliography) (CSL). Requesting that this be made a searchable element.

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  7. Add Global edit

    legacy Refworks has global edit function, so I can edit language field at once. Thus, it is good for if my output style has two definition for different languages. However, New RefWorks has bulk edit function as similar as Global edit, but there is no function for editing languages filed.

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  8. Adding a URL/ DOI at the appropriate times, depending on the source

    We tell students that when they access one of our databases and export to RefWorks, then they can treat the journal article as a print copy – i.e. they don’t need to put the URL or the date they accessed it – see 1st ref example. If they get an article from Google Scholar, then they need to add the URL and the date they accessed it – see 2nd ref example.


    1. Axelsson, J. and Sörensen, J. (2013) The 2D hotelling filter - a quantitative noise-reducing principal-component filter for dynamic PET data, with applications in patient dose reduction, BMC Medical…

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  9. Import full date when importing newspaper articles from proquest historical newspapers database

    When importing citations from Proquest historical newspaper database, only the year is imported. This isn't satisfactory for creating notes/bibliographies including newspapers, which typically require mm/dd/yyyy information.

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  10. Increase compatability for screen reader software by adding support for Read Aloud by LSDSoftware

    While support exists for a few other screen readers, it would be very helpful for users with specialized access needs for the RefWorks read an uploaded PDF feature to be compatible with the Read Aloud browser plugin.

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  11. citas hipertextuales

    Al crear citas hipertextuales debería realizar una diferenciación entre cita textual y parafraseada, aunque imagino que debe ser complicado sobretodo puesto que se diferencian en que las textuales incluyen página, talvez una forma de solucionar eso podría ser que la cita textual debe haber sido resaltada en el texto completo del documento.

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  12. When articles with given tag are viewed, implement sorting by date, author etc as in all refs view or folder view

    When viewing references by tag, the 'Sort By' option does not appear: I cannot therefore browse refs e.g. by date (to see most recent articles first)

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  13. public URL: output style and search function

    Sharing folders publicly I'm missing the option to choose between different (customized) output styles as well as a search function. This was available in the old version.
    For exernal users without refworks accounts the publications lists are not very comfortable to use.

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  14. Hide/Remove a System Folder

    Unidentified folders which are not created/shared in an account are displayed on WNC.
    Uncreated/Unshared folders in an account are displayed on WNC. We've heard that they are system folders to sync WNC documents with RefWorks and we cannot hide or remove them at the present specification. Could you please meke it possible?

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  15. 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.

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  16. Capture PMID from CINAHL records upon import

    EBSCO has isolated the PMID in as a piece of data in their CINAHL records; however, this doesn’t appear to be captured in an import into RefWorks. Please capture this item when available in CINAHL records.

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  17. Be able to restructure folders more easily

    Currently, folder structure is set once created and cannot be modified without recreating and deleting folders. It would be great to be able to click and drag folders so that if we decided to make one folder into a subfolder, or make a subfolder into a main folder, we could click and drag it in/ out without having to create a new folder structure, move/ reassign all the references over, and then delete the previous folder structure.

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  18. 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.

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  19. Remove ssl 3.0 from write-n-cite.

    Remove SSL 3.0 as it is old, unsafe and no longer supported on many university workstations.

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  20. 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.

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