Clarivate Analytics released the latest version of the EndNote citation management software in Fall 2020. The DigITs Technology Division plans to update MSK accounts to EndNote 20 in the early months of 2021. Please keep an eye on the MSK Library’s homepage for an upcoming notification message regarding the expected date for the MSK EndNote 20 scheduled update.
Here’s “What’s new in EndNote 20” according to the vendor (see 2:01 min video):
- New modern interface design
- Duplicate detection enhancements
- Improved PDF reading experience
- Time-saving workflow improvements
If you were a heavy user of the extensive toolbars of buttons/icons used in previous Endnote versions, you may miss them in this more minimalist, pared-down interface layout which was intentionally designed to be sleeker and more “modern”. Beyond aesthetics, however, the latest version has not changed very much in terms of functionality. As this comparison table between previous versions demonstrates, no functionality has actually been taken away.
New features in terms of functionality
Particularly for those who use EndNote to manage citations for systematic review projects, the enhanced duplicate detection functionality will be a welcome addition, with DOIs and PMCIDs now available as optional comparison fields. Also, for those who have a need to work between multiple libraries simultaneously, the ability to have more than one library open within the same window in EndNote 20 will make switching back and forth between multiple libraries easier. There is also more flexibility in how PDFs stored within EndNote can be viewed and handled.
Another notable change with EndNote 20 is that all of the 7,000+ bibliographic output styles available for EndNote will now come pre-loaded in the EndNote 20 desktop version, minimizing the possibility that authors will not find their needed output style and have to go download it from the vendor’s website. Additional tweaks to the number caps for various functions have been made to the latest updates of EndNote 20 and EndNote Online (for desktop users). All of these details can be found in these latest version comparison charts: HTML version and PDF version.