General Help


General Instructions


Edifix copyedits, links, and corrects bibliographic references.

To use Edifix, fill in your preferences for editorial style and (optionally) PubMed and/or Crossref linking and data correction. Paste your references into the Edifix window and click Submit. Please be patient: the process takes approximately three seconds per reference.

For best results, there should be no line breaks within an individual reference, and the reference list should be either numbered or in alphabetical order.

To check the accuracy of a reference in the PubMed and Crossref databases, click on the PubMed or DOI link that is returned with the reference (when these options are selected).


Results Page

Edifix returns three unique results pages:

  1. References Only
  2. References + Comments
  3. Show Changes

Any references set in gray text have not been restructured by Edifix (typically non-journal references or extremely damaged journal references). Comments, if any, are highlighted in yellow and fall after the reference to which they apply. The Tracked Changes view shows all corrections made to each reference, including data corrected by the PubMed/Crossref linking and correction features (if selected). To check the record of a reference in the PubMed and Crossref databases, click on the PubMed or DOI link that is returned with the reference.

References can be saved in XML or RIS format or simply copied and pasted back into a document. If pasting references back into a Word file, we recommend using either the References Only or References + Comments results page; text color and highlighting will carry over into Word for easy follow-up.

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