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Writing and Publishing for the Health Sciences: A Guide

A guide to assist with NIH requirements, how to locate style & citation information and citation managers, EndNote Web & RefWorks. Information on bibliometrics and how to find out how your publication is being cited.

Writing Guides & Style Manuals used in the Health Sciences

Need a DOI? Retrieve CrossRef Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for non-commercial use.

A DOI (Document Object Identifier) is a unique identifier that identifies digital objects.  Most DOIs are registered with crossref.org. If the crossref.org search method doesn't yield a DOI, check the journal on the publisher's site.  The DOI may be somewhere on the first page of the article or in the article description. Some of online databases, such as Web of Science, may be used to search for articles will supply DOIs in the citations. View the full citation to see if a DOI is included.  Some articles may not have a DOI, as the DOI system is a fairly recent concept.

AMA style: Minimum Acceptable Data for References

(From AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition), section 3.4)

Journals:

Print:

Author(s). Article title. Journal Name. Year;vol(issue No.): inclusive pages.

Online:

Authors(s). Article title. Journal Name. Year;vol(issue No.): inclusive pages. URL. Accessed [date].

Books:

Print:

Author(s). Book Title. Edition number (if it is the second edition or above). City, State (or Country) of publisher: Publisher’s name; copyright year.

Online:

Author(s). Book Title. Edition number (if it is the second edition or above). City, State (or Country) of publisher: Publisher’s name; copyright year. URL. Accessed [date].

Website:

Author (or, if no author is available, the name of the organization responsible for the site). Title (or, if no title is available, the name of the organization responsible for the site). Name of the website. URL. Accessed [date].

 

Citation Websites

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