Parsed references are those that Edifix has successfully broken down into their component parts. For example, when Edifix parses the following sample reference:


1. Molter C, O'Neill J, Yamaguchi Y, et al. Rhythmic modulation of theta oscillations supports encoding of spatial and behavioral information in the hippocampus. Neuron. 2012;75:887-3


Edifix identifies Molter as the first author's surname, C as the first author's initial, Neuron as the journal title, 75 as the volume number, and so on.

Parsing is the first step before Edifix restructures the reference into the editorial style you selected. (Note: a reference that Edifix has restructured is billable and will be deducted from your reference allowance.)

Edifix can fully parse and restructure reference entries for journal articles, books, and book chapters. When Edifix encounters an entry of a type it doesn’t recognize as one of these types (e.g., a website), it moves on to the next entry without parsing or restructuring it. An entry that Edifix recognizes as parsable, but can’t fully parse for some reason, will be parsed as much as possible. Because neither type of entry is restructured, both types will show up gray in your results.

Edifix can also parse, but not restructure, entries for conference papers. Because these entries are not restructured, they will show up in gray in your results.


Entry Type Parsed? Restructured? Linked? Billable?
Journal article Yes Yes Probably Yes
Book chapter Yes Yes If possible Yes
Book Yes Yes If possible Yes
Conference paper Yes No If possible Maybe
Website No No No No
Legal No No No No
Dissertation Maybe No Unlikely No
Working paper No No If possible No