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How do I distribute a CSL file to other Mendeley users?

There are three ways to send a citation style to another user:

1) Right-click the citation style file in 'View' --> 'Citation Styles' --> 'More Styles' and click 'Copy Style Link' (or copy the URL shown at the top of the CSL editor when you save your CSL). Send this URL to the user who needs the citation style, who will then need to go to 'View' --> 'Citation Style' --> 'More Styles...' --> 'Get More Styles' and paste the provided URL into the "Download Style".

2) Right-click the citation style file in 'View' --> 'Citation Styles' --> 'More Styles' and click 'Copy Style Link' (or copy the URL shown at the top of the CSL editor when you save your CSL). Then, send the link to the other user with mendeley://csl:// at the start of it. Is should look like this:

mendeley://csl://http://csl.mendeley.com/styles/<<NUMBER>>/<<CITATION NAME>>

If the other user clicks this link it will download and ask if you want to open it with Mendeley Desktop.

3) If possible, push to the repository in https://github.com/citation-style-language/styles, which requires a bit of git and github knowledge. Instructions will be linked here. Although this would be ideal, it does require a bit of technical know-how.

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