What is a numbered referencing style?

Numbered referencing styles are characterised by references indicated in-text by superscript numbers, or numbers in brackets.

Each number corresponds to a particular source and refers to a list at the end of the paper. This list provides full details of the sources used, arranged in the order they first appear in the text. Vancouver style is the most widely used example of this style.

We recommend you review the General style notes to develop your understanding of the requirements of the style.