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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
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Periodical synonyms

Depending upon the source bibliographic database (Web of Science, MEDLINE, etc) or the journal publisher's direct export system, an imported record can contain about as many name / abbreviation conventions as there are  databases or journal publishers. Currently, there aren't enough synonym fields to compensate for the many different journal possibilites. It would be very nice to 1) have more journal name / abbreviation synonym fields; and 2) to be able to use the combine terms with periodical names -- a way to indicate the preferred form would be needed for this to work well. It has become annoying to need to perform multiple global edits each time I add records to my database when a journal's synonym options are filled.
David Lawrence, Center for Injury Prevention Policy & Practice;
San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health; 6475 Alvarado Road, Suite 105; San Diego, California 92120 USA
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Posts: 51
Registered: ‎04-11-2008
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Re: Periodical synonyms

Agreed!

We have also had problems with too few fields when a new journal synonym appears.

Sarah

 

Sarah Normandin, B.Sc., MLIS

Information Specialist, Information Services

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)

Email: sarahcn@cadth.ca

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Sarah McGill, B.Sc., MLIS
Information Specialist, Information Services
Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada