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UWI THESIS GUIDE: at-a-glance for the Faculty of Medical Sciences: CLARIFYING PAGE 23 OF THE UWISTA THESIS GUIDE

PREFACE

This research guide is a "quick sheet" derived from the larger UWI Thesis Guide document.

It is for the use of librarians involved in the proof-reading/editing of medical theses and research projects and for Faculty of Medical Sciences candidates preparing same. There is however, inclusion of Vancouver style formatting advice since there is no singular authority source that guides document management for academic publication. 

IMPORTANT

It must be noted that at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA style) is used by 1.the School of Nursing  2. the Department of Psychiatry 3. masters of Public Health students only (unless otherwise instructed by the supervisor) and candidates using the style manual are advised to consult the APA Style Manual for general document management, but noting that the specific requirements stated in the UWI Thesis Guide take precedence over parallel items contained in the guide.

Clarifying the UWISTA Thesis Guide

•The Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals “a.ka. The Vancouver style” provides guidelines, but these are primarily for authors of journals and the document production specifications outlined in the UWI Thesis Guide must be adhered to in the first instance. Information regarding  references should follow the standards summarized in the NLM’s International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals: Sample References webpage and detailed in the NLM’s Citing Medicine, 2nd edition
•At the Faculty of Medical Sciences, The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA style) is used by the School of Nursing and the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry only.
The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors is NOT USED in the thesis-checking process.