October 14, 2015

What's New in Edifix 2.4

Spooky book with the words trick or treat on a table with bats and spider webs

There are only two weeks left until Halloween, when ghouls and ghosts come out to play tricks and demand treats. The Edifix Team at our Boston office has a head start on the frightful fun and has a bag of treats for you with the release of Edifix 2.4!

Bewitching Edifixing

When you submit your next reference job to Edifix for a spell of editing and linking, you will see that we have cast a rejuvenation spell on the website! The New Job page has been reorganized to give you a more streamlined experience; the settings are now on the left and the field in which you paste your references is on the right. This beautiful new layout also gives us space to add new settings in the future!

New Edifix Job page with witch references

Your Edifixed References are also displayed on a newly reorganized Results page. Previously, your job statistics were located at the bottom of the page. You might not even notice them if you routinely submit reference lists longer than a witch’s broom handle.

Now, you can easily scroll through your Edifixed references on the left while changing the view tab or reviewing your job statistics on the right.

Edifix results page with witchy references

Subscription History

The crystal ball has been consulted and your history has been revealed! Your Subscription History page now contains three sections of information:

  1. Current Subscription: This first section displays your current subscription and your use of Edifix during the current billing period (month or year), including the number of references remaining in your allowance.
  2. Subscription Details: This second section details your subscription plan and includes important information, such as cost and overage pricing.
  3. History: This NEW section stores your historical use of Edifix from this point forward, including how many references you submitted and overages you accrued in in each billing period.

The updated Subscription History page allows you to review your past use of Edifix and can help you manage your subscription more easily and determine which subscription is the right choice for your volume of work.

BibTeX export

For our final treat, we're pleased to announce a new export option: BibTeX! BibTeX, a portmanteau of the abbreviation of “bibliography” and “TeX,” is a reference management tool most often used alongside the typesetting tool LaTeX. BibTeX allows authors and editors to store references in an external database file. Citations within any LaTeX document can then simply reference the external file instead of bundling the reference list at the end of the document(s).

BibTeX is also an accepted import format for such reference managers as Mendeley and Zotero.

While BibTeX is a convenient tool, the syntax can be a challenge. This new BibTeX export option will help you easily convert your corrected references to BibTeX for integration with your work.

Example The following unedited references:

  1. Lawrence, Raymond. The witches’ brew of spirituality and medicine. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. February 2002, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 74-76.
  2. McHugh, Paul. Witches, multiple personalities, and other psychiatric artifacts. Nature Medicine 1, 110-114 (1995).
  3. Richter, Curt. On the Phenomenon of Sudden Death in Animals and Man. Psychosomatic Medicine. 19(3):May 1957.
  4. Schlozman, S. “Neurobiology of a zombie.” In: But If a Zombie Apocalypse Did Occur. Edited by Amy Thompson and Antonio Thompson. New York: McFarland. 2015 pp. 75-88.

are exported in the following BibTeX format:

%Lawrence, R. J. (2002, Winter). The witches' brew of spirituality and medicine. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 24(1), 74{textendash}76. 10.1207/S15324796ABM2401{_}09120087970883-6612
DOI = {10.1207/S15324796ABM2401{_}09},
ISSN = {0883-6612},
author = {Lawrence, R. J.},
journal = {Annals of Behavioral Medicine},
number = {1},
pages = {74--76},
pubmed = {12008797},
title = {{T}he witches' brew of spirituality and medicine.},
volume = {24},
year = {2002},

%McHugh, P. R. (1995, February). Witches, multiple personalities, and other psychiatric artifacts. Nature Medicine, 1(2), 110{textendash}114. 10.1038/nm0295-11075850011078-8956
DOI = {10.1038/nm0295-110},
ISSN = {1078-8956},
author = {McHugh, P. R.},
journal = {Nature Medicine},
number = {2},
pages = {110--114},
pubmed = {7585001},
title = {{W}itches, multiple personalities, and other psychiatric artifacts.},
volume = {1},
year = {1995},

%Richter, C. P. (1957, May-June). On the phenomenon of sudden death in animals and man. Psychosomatic Medicine, 19(3), 191{textendash}198. 10.1097/00006842-195705000-00004134320920033-3174
DOI = {10.1097/00006842-195705000-00004},
ISSN = {0033-3174},
author = {Richter, C. P.},
journal = {Psychosomatic Medicine},
number = {3},
pages = {191--198},
pubmed = {13432092},
title = {{O}n the phenomenon of sudden death in animals and man.},
volume = {19},
year = {1957},

%Schlozman, S. (2015). Neurobiology of a zombie. In A. Thompson {&} A. Thompson (Eds.), But If a Zombie Apocalypse Did Occur (pp. 75{textendash}88). New York: McFarland.
address = {New York},
author = {Schlozman, S.},
editor = {Thompson, A. and Thompson, A.},
pages = {75--88},
publisher = {McFarland},
title = {{N}eurobiology of a zombie},
year = {2015},

No tricks this year!

Have new features to request or bugs to report for our next release cycle? We're always happy to hear from you.

Link: http://www.edifix.com/blog/blog/What's-new-in-Edifix-2.4.html