2 About Using Your Reference Manager with Manuscripts

Manuscripts supports adding citations using a variety of commercial and free reference managers.

Some reference managers, such as Papers, F1000Workspace, and Bookends, have their own citation tools that allow you to directly insert a citation into your manuscript.

For reference managers that do not provide such a tool, you can import your reference library into Manuscripts, then use the built-in citation tool. You will need to re-import your library if you add references, which is as quick as selecting a menu item.


Reference manager support

This table shows how various reference managers work with Manuscripts:

Reference Manager Bibliography Retrieval and Citation Method
Papers 3 Cite directly using Magic Citations, without importing the library.
Bookends Cite directly without importing. See Cite with the Bookends reference manager.
F1000Workspace Cite directly and access smart citation suggestions without importing. See Cite, receive citation suggestions and run PubMed searches with F1000 Workspace.
EndNote Import your reference library and use the built-in citation tool.
Mendeley Import your reference library and use the built-in citation tool.
Zotero Import your reference library and use the built-in citation tool.
Reference data file Export your library to a file, import into Manuscripts, then use the built-in citation tool.