Q. Mendeley - citations in a document as well as how to add an ISO document as a reference

After finding abstracts on google scholar - and adding it directly to Mendeley- subsequent I added the pdf of the full article to this reference. When using the citation it looks like a website reference (accessed on ... etc)
On another note - how do I refer to a ISO standard in an academic article? load it as patent or report?


Because you downloaded the article electronically, the format will be like an electronic journal article, i.e.

Petric, B. 2007. Rhetorical functions of citations in high and low-rated master's theses. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, [Online] 6(3). Available: http://www/so......com [2007, November 30]. 

I found these examples for ISO standards:


Wind Turbines - Part 4: Design and Specification of Gearboxes. ISO 81400-4:2005. Geneva, Switzerland: ISO.


International Organization for Standardization 2006, Environmental management: life cycle assessment: requirements and regulations, ISO 14044:2006, International Organization for Standardization, Geneva.

South African Bureau of Standards. 1996. Packaging of dangerous goods for road and rail trransportation in South Africa. Pretoria: South African Bureau of Standards.
(South African Bureau of Standards, 1996)

The format should be as this South African Bureau of Standards above (Stellenbosch Harvard), therefore I would like to suggest the following:

International Organization for Standardization. 2006. Title of standard. ISO 14044:2006. Geneva: International Organization for Standardization.

Mendeley does not have a template for standards. The best will be to test the format for Patents, but if it does not come out correct in the citation/bibliography, you will have to edit it manually.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Kind regards

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