Citing Medicine e-book for authors, editors and publishers [e-book]
 Samples of Formatted References for Authors of Journal Articles [short sheet]
* Either is acceptable for use at the UWI, St. Augustine.
* There are minor differences between citation styles of some sources in both documents.
* The key is to use one standard source in the research paper.
*In the broad sense, the Vancouver style refers to any author-number system regardless of the formatting details.
*The general logic here, is that numbered in-text citations exactly match the numbered entries in the Reference List.
*Many online versions of Vancouver guidelines exist but details e.g. punctuation, casing of titles, and italics, vary widely among them. Use only the sources recommended by the Medical Sciences Library.
*The West Indian Medical Journal "style" is a shortened form of the Vancouver style.
This Libguide presents a standard Vancouver style - in-text and reference list - for the general guidance of medical researchers at the UWI St Augustine. A selection of frequently used sources is presented.
Patrias K. Citing medicine: the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers [Internet]. 2nd ed. Wendling DL, technical editor. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2007 - [updated 2015 Oct 2; cited 2019 Nov 18]. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/citingmedicine