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Vancouver Referencing Style: UP Library Home

Referencing style used by the Health Sciences Faculty of the University of Pretoria

Health Sciences Faculty Referencing Style

Faculty of Health Sciences - University of Pretoria (July 2013)

Vancouver is a "numbered" style and, follows rules established by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Using Vancouver style means you're obeying the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals.

However when we're writing articles for publication we have to consult the 'Instructions to authors' for the specific journal in which we want to publish.

  • Your list of references should identify all references cited (eg books, journal articles, pamphlets, internet sites, CDRom, DVD, etc) in sufficient detail so that others can locate and consult your references.
  • The Vancouver reference style is the one that is commonly used in the medical field and when publishing in medical journals.
  • It is very important that you use the right punctuation and that the order of details in the reference is correct.
  • A List of reference at the end of the assignment, research report or journal manuscript contains the full details of all the in-text citations.

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