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BibTeX export: Missing required field "note" in unpublished items

Not only the required field is missing - Mendeley seems not to support the field "note" at all.

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      • Anonymous commented  · 

        This is still an issue in 1.17.9! This feature is absolutely crucial not only for citing 'standard' working papers correctly, but also if we want to describe some document types which are not supported by Mendeley.

      • Michael TruelsenMichael Truelsen commented  · 

        version 1.16.1 still having this issue. Bibtex gives me the warning of empty note in "unpublished" style where it is required

      • r rr r commented  · 

        Indeed it isn't fixed (not in 1.14 either). And Mendeley is terribly inconsistent: for some references the "annote" field is exported to the .bib file and for some references it is not. This is a huge mess.

      • Erik ScherpfErik Scherpf commented  · 

        I also strongly urge Mendeley to include a "note" field, distinct from "annotate" field, for bibliographic entries, the contents of which would then get exported in a "note" field in BibTeX. This feature is crucial for citing working papers correctly.

      • Tobias BaltenspergerTobias Baltensperger commented  · 

        You can edit your bibliography style file (bst-file) to circumvent the problem:
        Mendeley exports "Notes" as "Annote" in the bib-file. Open your bst-file, search for "note", copy those variables/functions and replace "note" with "annote". Now your bst-file should treat the Mendeley-exported "Annote" the same way as "note", and you can use the "notes" field in Mendeley properly.
        I've never done any bst-editing before, so please post better solutions / negative side-effects if you encounter any.

      • Zeyuan Allen-ZhuZeyuan Allen-Zhu commented  · 

        This is a very demanding feature, but some how still missing in the newest version of Mendeley!

      • OBrendelOBrendel commented  · 

        The export should not only export the note field but also the Annotations filed (sticky notes utility) to the bibtex key, otherwise all notes done with this utility are lost

      • scampagnscampagn commented  · 

        I am trying to add a note to some entry (like "also published ..." or "on print"). I used to do that in the "note" field in BibTeX. If I do this in Mendeley (in the note section), it is exported in "annote", which is not a recognized entry! Is this going to be solved? How can I add notes otherwise?

      • alexander.willneralexander.willner commented  · 

        As shown for example at Wikipedia [1] "note" is a required field for unpublished entries. Using "annote" violates the standard and at least BibTeX shows warning.

        [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BibTeX#Entry_Types

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      • Robert KnightRobert Knight commented  · 

        On import, the contents of the "note", "annote" or (non standard) "comment" fields get imported into Mendeley's Note field. On export, the Note field is exported to "annote".

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