Author initial before surname in bibliography

I am really close to dropping endnote and switching to zotero, but I have found that with some reference styles, the author names are listed as first initial surname instead of surname, first initial. I believe this is an error because the surname is listed first if I use the equivalent style in endnote.

Is there any way to change this behaviour other than editing csl files?
  • Which style?
  • Biomaterials
  • CSL/Zotero is right, Endnote is wrong:
    See a recent article here:

    and the instructions for authors here: (scroll the "Reference Style", past "Web References").

    [1] J. van der Geer, J.A.J. Hanraads, R.A. Lupton, The art of writing a scientific article, J. Sci. Commun. 163 (2010) 51–59.

    That said, it's one of the journals where Elsevier doesn't care how your citations looks (see further up on that page).

    (to answer your question -- no, you wouldn't be able to change this without editing the CSL. Obviously this is part of the citation style, so it should be, and is, handled by CSL).
  • That's great, thanks for looking into this. I just trusted Endnote was getting it right which was a mistake!

    This means I can give Zotero a go with the paper I am currently writing.

    Thanks again Adam and fbennett
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