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Henri Heintz 9 years ago updated by Christian Fritz 10 months ago 3

Using the Mendeley My publication is absolutely wonderful, in particular because it is easy to upload your own paper--via mendeley--and then make them accessible on your own page via Bibbase. However, the bibtex file that bibbase generates is not clean.

Here is what I get: http://christophe.heintz.free.fr/publications.htm

1. the biggest problem is that the names of editors are not printed

2. the bibtex info for each publication includes too many completely irrelevant information, such as:  isauthor = {1}, and url_mendeley= ...

3. the last information "url_mendeley" leads bibbase to display a link to Mendeley for each paper ... it would be better not to have this link (which only lead to redundant information).


I have generated myself a bibtex file using Mendeley and it gives something clean with no mistakes (even though it still includes info about where the paper is stored on my own computer):

http://christophe.heintz.free.fr/MyPubli.htm

The problem is that the pdf version stored on Mendeley are not made available any more ! I could not generate a bibtex file that would include

url_pdf_0 = {http://www.mendeley.com/download/public/ --ID of the paper in question---.pdf}


Is it all right to ask here for a fix, or should I rather write to Mendeley?


Thanks a lot.

Christophe


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Does problem 1. still exist? Your publications list looks OK right now, except that unicode characters don't seem to render well. You may need to add the utf-8 meta tag to your page.

Problems 2. seems to be a matter of personal preference. It would be hard to tell which mendeley fields are useful to users and which are not.


Problem 3.: you should be able to hide those links using CSS.


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Does problem 1. still exist? Your publications list looks OK right now, except that unicode characters don't seem to render well. You may need to add the utf-8 meta tag to your page.

Problems 2. seems to be a matter of personal preference. It would be hard to tell which mendeley fields are useful to users and which are not.


Problem 3.: you should be able to hide those links using CSS.


Hi,


Are there any updates to problem #2? I am working on a BibBase page that pulls from Mendeley. When exporting BibTeX from the Mendeley desktop app, it is rather clean, but when exporting BibTeX from the BibBase page it has loads and loads of extra information that is unnecessary. This makes the .bib files difficult to work with when importing elsewhere, which is a primary concern for us.

For example, here is the BibTeX for a paper exported from Mendeley Desktop:

@article{Nolan2021,
abstract = {The role of intergenerational transfers of wealth via inheritance and gifts inter vivos in the accumulation of household wealth and the generation of wealth inequality has been hotly debated. This paper uses data from household wealth surveys for six rich countries – Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the US – to assess the contribution of intergenerational wealth transfers to wealth inequality using decomposition methods for the Gini coefficient. The results show that transfer wealth is consistently a good deal more unequally distributed than non-transfer wealth and total wealth. Transfer wealth accounts for only about one-tenth of overall wealth inequality for the US compared to one-third for Germany and Italy. This mirrors the importance of transfer wealth in total wealth in each country, with differences in inequality in transfer wealth and its correlation with total wealth having only a modest impact. We find that a marginal percentage increase in all transfers reduces total wealth inequality in Britain, Germany and the US, while it would increase total wealth inequality in France, Italy and Spain.},
author = {Brian Nolan and Juan C. Palomino and Philippe Van Kerm and Salvatore Morelli},
doi = {10.1016/j.econlet.2020.109701},
issn = {01651765},
journal = {Economics Letters},
keywords = {Cross-national Comparisons of Wealth Inequality,Determinants of Wealth and Wealth Inequality,Intergenerational Transfers of Wealth},
pages = {3},
title = {Intergenerational Wealth Transfers and Wealth Inequality in Rich Countries: What Do We Learn from Gini Decomposition?},
volume = {199},
url = {https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2020.109701},
year = {2021},
}

And here is the BibTeX output for the same paper as seen on the BibBase page, which is pulled from that exact Mendeley citation:

@article{
 title = {The Rise of Modern Taxation: A New Comprehensive Dataset of Tax Introductions Worldwide},
 type = {article},
 year = {2021},
 identifiers = {[object Object]},
 keywords = {EIG Taxes,Intergenerational Transfers of Wealth},
 pages = {239–263},
 volume = {16},
 websites = {https://doi.org/10.1007/s11558-019-09359-9},
 month = {1},
 day = {22},
 id = {fc68f1bd-97ba-3d52-af2b-a9cfbaae1c55},
 created = {2019-10-28T16:58:23.523Z},
 file_attached = {true},
 profile_id = {c5c01eee-cfc7-3137-abb2-73f22c1caf62},
 group_id = {b49ab5c8-edb7-3544-9fc1-ebbc7f3ac750},
 last_modified = {2021-06-09T15:41:36.031Z},
 read = {false},
 starred = {false},
 authored = {false},
 confirmed = {true},
 hidden = {false},
 citation_key = {Seelkopf2019},
 folder_uuids = {a00a2cf9-e801-4520-9268-0d6fcaaf10ac},
 private_publication = {false},
 abstract = {This article describes the new Tax Introduction Dataset (TID). Listing the year and the mode of the first permanent introduction of six major taxes (inheritance tax, personal income tax, corporate income tax, social security contributions, general sales tax and value added tax) in 220 countries, 1750–2018, TID is the most comprehensive dataset of its kind. The comprehensiveness of our measure is of critical value to empirical work on the causes of tax innovation and its consequences for state, society and economy. In this paper, we explain the selection of our tax sample and the structure of the dataset, descriptively map temporal and regional patterns of tax introductions around the world, and draw on TID to investigate associations between tax introductions and economic development, war, and democratization.},
 bibtype = {article},
 author = {Seelkopf, Laura and Bubek, Moritz and Eihmanis, Edgars and Ganderson, Joseph and Limberg, Julian and Mnaili, Youssef and Zuluaga, Paula and Genschel, Philipp},
 journal = {The Review of International Organizations},
 number = {1}
}

I have tested out switching to Zotero but have encountered other issues -- it seems that sticking with Mendeley would be much easier. Is there any way to clean up the BibBase BibTeX?

Thank you,

Adam

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Hi Adam,

Please help me understand your concern with those additional fields better. The BibBase-internal use of this bibtex is probably of no concern to you, so I suspect that you are just worried about the bibtex that BibBase displays with each publication and offers users to download from your page? If my understanding is correct, then yes, that's something we could implement -- a kind of filter that only hides from that display and download all those additional fields.

In terms of setting the right priority for this, what kind of page are you setting up, for an individual or for a group of people? are you a premium subscriber or will this all be done using the free plan? We have quite a bit of backlog of features needed by our premium subscribers that we need to focus on at the moment, so it might be a while until we get to this if it's under the free plan.