Manually editing citation while using Mendeley

Since Mendeley does in-text citation automatically. However sometimes it may happen that the citation is not proper (for example, it will show ‘Institute, 2007’ instead of ‘Institute of Technical Sciences, 2007’). This article will focus on the process one can follow for manually editing citation. In such cases, whenever one wants to edit something in  word document which was generated by using Mendeley, click on “Keep Manual Editing” to edit it.

For example, if one is writing this paragraph and insert the citation using Mendeley:

A skilful use of positioning at every stage of the management process determines a cohesive image of a place brand. Positioning is the answer to the challenges posed by contemporary branding and allows an administrative unit to make informed amendments to the growth strategy in the context of competition and the stakeholders’ changing needs and expectations (University of Liverpool, 2010).

Now, suppose one wants to change ‘University of Liverpool’ to ‘UOL’ (Abbrevation). Then just replace the words like in MS Word. After that, click anywhere else in the document.

A small window will appear:

Editing citation in Mendeley

Editing citation in Mendeley


That is it, one can easily edit the citation using above process.

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Priya Chetty

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Priya is a master in business administration with majors in marketing and finance. She is fluent with data modelling, time series analysis, various regression models, forecasting and interpretation of the data. She has assisted data scientists, corporates, scholars in the field of finance, banking, economics and marketing.

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  1. Vicente Lombardozzi

    Hey, do you know how to definitely eliminate that automatic windows that appears each time I want to make a quote?

    I usually start the prhase like: Accordig to “AUTHOR” (year), …

    But with Mendeley it appears directly (AUTHOR, year)…

    I am constantly editing that and the windows of “keep editing” is quite anoying…


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