One author


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Format for in-text citation

In-text citation example

…was argued.(8)


Format for reference list

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

8. Author. Title of article. Title of Journal. Date of publication;Volume(Issue):Page numbers.

Reference list example

8. Gorman GE. The plague of plagiarism in an online world. Online Inform Rev. 2008 Apr 15;32(4):297-301.


Style notes for this referencing type

  • Journal references omit place of publication and publisher information.
  • Where a journal has changed its name - cite the journal name that was used at the time of publication.
  • Journal titles can be abbreviated, see PubMed Journals Database or Journals Indexed for MEDLINE.
  • The month and day (or the season) may be omitted from the date of publication if the journal is continuously paginated throughout the volume. However, the month and day (or the season) must be included when citing a journal that has no volume or issue number.

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