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Qiqqa / InCite not consistently citing correctly

Qiqqa / InCite not consistently citing correctly. Where most of the time it correctly creates cites as (Lastname, 2001) or (Lastname & Othername 2010) in some cases it instead shows some or all of the initials (I. Lastname, 2001) or (Lastname & I. Othername 2010).

It seems to especially likely to choke when there are several names or if one name has more than 1 initial besides the last name.
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  • Qiqqa (Official Rep) January 19, 2012 16:54
    The behaviour of InCite depends on the CSL style you have chosen.
    Some of the styles indicate that there should just be a surname and year (Lastname, 2010) until there is a name collision with two people with the same surname. In that case some styles then introduce the initials to disambiguate.

    Another thing might be your BibTeX: check that the BibTeX is consistent across your citations. Some styles might be sensitive to spaces like author={J.A. Surn} vs author={J. A. Surn} vs author={Surn, J.A.} vs author={Surn, J. A.}.
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  • I second Qiqqa's comment. Also note that if you have multiple formats like Harvard inserted from "InSite" and LNCS style inserted in the other pages without hitting "magic stick" - then you might get errors. I think the point would be to already decide which Referencing style you would want to choose from the beginning. if you still have the problem let us know coz that is going to affect us as well.
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  • Hi All,

    Thanks for the Qiqqa answer. Based on the answer I resolved my issue by editing the *.CSL file as suggested by zotero on the zotero CSL pages (click on the link "create your own citation style"). My issue was called "name disambiguation". They offer to edit the *.CSL file by opening it in a text editor. I was lucky that they had a couple of examples of how to edit the *.CSL file and my issue was one of them. Now it seems like it is working. Though if you do not know which field you need to edit, it is not that easy.
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  • Hi all,

    While working with Qiqqa Incite I discovered that it is not citing correctly when multiple citations are selected at once.

    I do not know how to solve this problem, but it seems that the Incite function or script of this function is conflicting with Internet Explorer on my computer. I often receive a warning of Internet Explorer which ask whether to stop or continue the script of Qiqqa Incite.

    Are you familiar with this problem?
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  • JM - Qiqqa uses Internet Explorer to run the citation processing engine, which is written in Javascript. If you have a lot of references, it can take a long time to generate and Internet Explorer will warn you that the script is taking long. Just press "continue" to let it finish up.

    We are moving to .NET4 in the next version of Qiqqa, which will allow us to embed a very cool Javascript engine directly inside Qiqqa, so we will not have to rely on Internet Explorer anymore. Life will be much quicker and simpler then :-)
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    I followed some of the advice above and solved most of the little problems I was having. Any insight on how to have qiqqa properly cite when the author is an organization (I use government documents and gray literature)? I'm using APA 6 if that makes any difference....
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  • Hair pulling screaming stuff. Why do we need two lists qiqqa and InCite? With all the talk of syncing, these two lists are never in sync.
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  • Qiqqa (Official Rep) January 30, 2013 05:21
    If hte author is an organisation, append a comma to the name, so that the whole string is treated as if it were a surname with no following initial.
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  • a question, the qiqqa does not cite the multiple authors correctly in APA style. For example, the citation has to be in chronological order. But when I used qiqq, it did not follow the order. Anyone?
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  • Nancy, according to APA sixth edition section 6.16 calls for multiple citations to be in alphabetical order. If there are multiple papers by the same author then the years would be chronological for that citation, but the overall list of authors would still be alphabetical.

    Did I understand your question correctly?
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  • Hi,

    Seemingly I have a problem with the format of the various CSL types when it comes to Journal Names. I have tried innumerable RSC journal CSL files as well as Advanced Material of Wiley.

    But the Journal Names are not abbreviated - For example Instead of J.Am.Chem.Soc. I get - Journal of the American Chemical Society. This seems to be a problem with many citation styles.

    Also when choosing certain CSL types such as Chemical Soc. Review - The bibliographic section doesn't show - It says that this style may not have a bibliographic option! Or there seems to be an error that occurred.

    Surprisingly, when I use the same CSL file with Mendeley the CItation styles seem to be properly reproduced. (I exported all the references in qiqqa into Bibtex and read them in Medeley. After which I chose the same CSL file from mendeley and cited it in Word, which got the right citation style.)

    I'm not sure what I am missing here. Using in-Cite seems straightforward. Why is it that qiqqa is not reading these CSL files properly?!
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  • Hi,since I am new to his I'm probably doing something wrong but citing correctly is not working for me. I Import my PDF and sniffer the information. Now when I use InCite it cites not the (correctly assigned author etc.) but e.g. the PMID123456.
    I found that when I change the "key" box in the metadata sheet it will cite this and this is usually also the place where the PMIS123456 instead of the correct citation stands.
    Its funny cause in the tutorial on youtube, after importing and sniffing the pdf the key also contained only the PMID without further consideration of the tutor.
    However, does anybody know where the problems lies in my case.
    Thank you very much!
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  • When you insert a citation into the document, it will initially appear as the BibTeX key. (The BibTeX keys are set to PMIDxxxxx when you get the data from PubMed).

    You need to push the "Magic Wand" button to change the inline citations and bibliography to the correct style in the word document.

    Pushing the "Magic Wand" button runs software that combines the BibTeX data with the citation instructions in a chosen CSL file (citation style language) to generate the properly formatted citation.
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