EndNote Export Filter

Export from JabRef

JabRef can export databases to EndNote-readable files. To use this feature, choose Tools -> EndNote, then specify the name of the export file.

Import to EndNote

The default EndNote Import filter does not handle multiple authors or editors properly. There are two options to work around this:
  1. Use the built-in filter and fix the file later. To open up the file in EndNote, create a new database or open an old database in EndNote. Then select File -> Import, click on Choose File, then highlight the exported file and click Choose. Click on Import Options and select EndNote Import. Click Import to start the import. After import, select Edit-> Change Text. Change Any Field to Author. Enter " and " into the search field (without quotes). enter a return character into the change field (option-return on Mac OS X, ctrl-return on Windows XP). Click Change. Repeat with the Secondary Author field.
  2. Install the EndNote Import from JabRef filter in the EndNote Extras. Follow the instructions in Advanced Use below. To open up the file in EndNote, create a new database or open an old database in EndNote. Then select File -> Import, click on Choose File, then highlight the exported file and click Choose. Click on Import Options and select EndNote Import from JabRef (if it does not appear, select Other filters. If it still doesn't appear, it was not correctly installed.) Click Import to start the import.

Notes

The EndNote Export filter maps BibTeX entrytypes to EndNote reference types as follows:
BibTeX entrytype -> Endnote Reference Type
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misc, other -> Generic
unpublished -> Manuscript
manual -> Computer Program
article -> Journal Article
book -> Book
booklet -> Personal Communication
inbook,incollection -> Book Section
inproceedings -> Conference Proceedings
techreport -> Report
mastersthesis, phdthesis -> Thesis

Corporate Authors

By default, the export filter assumes that entries in the author or editor fields in brackets are corporate authors and replaces the brackets with a trailing comma. However, this means that entries that include LaTeX code in brackets will be assumed to be corporate authors and therefore will be improperly formatted.

Advanced Use: Endnote Extras

Installing the EndNote Import from JabRef filter

The default EndNote Import filter does not properly parse authors. The EndNote Import from JabRef filter does. Additionally, this filter will recognize a field endnotereftype that will override the default mapping. To install the filter, extract the EndNote Extras (File -> Export - > Unpack EndNote filter set) and unpack the Zip file which is created. Then follow the directions in the file Readme.txt.

Modifying EndNote Reference Types

Several fields used by BibTeX are not part of EndNote's default Reference Types. While import from JabRef and export to JabRef will work fine without modifying reference types, the field names will not display correctly in EndNote (e.g. an entry window will call the pdf field Custom 1 instead of pdf. Additionally, these fields cannot be added to new entries in EndNote, since they will not appear in the entry window. To modify the EndNote Reference Types, extract the EndNote Extras and follow the directions in the file readme.txt.

Export to JabRef

EndNote comes with an export style BibTeX. However, this does not support all BibTeX types and fields, and does not support the additional General Fields supported by JabRef (pdf, owner, key, etc.) If you wish to have these fields supported, extract the EndNote Extras and follow the directions in the file readme.txt.