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Cite in ICMJE style

Get official guidance on ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors) style from the online guide Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals. Produced by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, this guide is only available online. You may also download it in PDF format.

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ICMJE style citations follow National Library of Medicine style. Find complete guidelines for this style in the book Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers.

Example References in ICMJE Style

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Abbreviate journal titles according to National Library of Medicine format. If the journal is listed in PubMed, you can find its abbreviation there.

How do I cite an electronic journal article?

Author A, Author BB, Author CC. Title of article with only first important word capitalized: all other words in lowercase. Abbrev Jrnl Title. Year Mo D;Vol(iss):pages. doi: 10.1136/bmj.a2752. OR Available from:

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