Answered By: EndNote Team
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2020     Views: 2

If you are using a referencing style such as MMU Harvard that uses in text citations, sometimes you may want to include an author’s name as part of your text rather than it appear within the citation brackets. 

You can remove the author’s name, but you need to do this using the Endnote toolbar.  If you simply delete the name and don’t use the method below, Endnote will assume the author’s name should appear and it will be added each time the document is updated.


  • Click in the citation you want to edit
  • Go to the Endnote toolbar and select Edit citation.  Make sure the correct citation is highlighted
  • Under Edit citation you need to click next to Exclude Author.  If you are using Desktop Endnote next to Formatting select the drop down arrow and choose Exclude Author.  Then click OK. 
  • In the text you should just see the year is left within the brackets and you can now type the author’s name in the text. 


If you need to reverse this change, repeat the process and unselect the option for this citation.