Perhaps the most powerful part of Merops, both for saving you time, and increasing quality. Some of the key features are listed below.
Everything Merops does can be customized to match your style requirements, or made consistent within a document.
Merops can use data retrieved online to alert discrepancies or automatically correct, e.g.:
Merops can use the data retrieved online to insert missing details, like a page range or volume number.
Merops can find your references online and insert hyperlinks to:
Merops can style the links to suit your house style, e.g.:
These links can enhance the quality and consistency of references, and can add value to the published product.
1. Li, R, et al. (2000) Estrogen enhances uptake of amyloid β-protein by microglia derived from the human cortex. J. Neurochem. 75, 1447–54. [Crossref] [PubMed]
Merops automatically cross-checks citations with bibliographic lists, and can alert:
Merops identifies and can correct discrepancies between a reference and its citation, including:
Merops can identify and standardize reference citations to produce a consistent document that conforms to your preferred style.
Merops can now apply different preferences for citations in brackets and at first mention.
Merops can standardize the sequence, punctuation, and formatting of author-date citations. Examples:
Merops can standardize the formatting, position and punctuation of numerical citations:
Merops uses intelligent pattern recognition to ensure expressions like He2+, 10 m2, and χ2 are not misidentified as citations.
Merops uses massive dictionaries of surnames, organizations, publishers, journals, etc. in combination with intelligent pattern recognition to identify all components of a reference.
Merops can then standardize every aspect of these components, including formatting, punctuation and sequence.
Merops can also alert missing or unidentified reference parts.
Some advanced features include:
Merops can standardize all kinds of references, including journal, book, thesis, and online references.
Merops applies national standard conventions for the presentation of legal citations.
 YANG, L.R. JNR. , Y. SHEN, R.B. LI, L. F. LUE, C. FINCH, & J. ROGERS. “Estrogen Enhances Uptake of Amyloid ß-Protein by Microglia Derived from the Human Cortex”. Journal of Neurochemistry 2000:75;1447-1454
1. Yang, LR, Jr, et al. (2000) Estrogen enhances uptake of amyloid β-protein by microglia derived from the human cortex. J. Neurochem. 75, 1447–54.
Here, amendments, based around a style template, have been made to every part of this reference automatically, potentially saving hours of work on lengthy texts.