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Vancouver Style Guide: eJournal article, ahead of print (Epub)

This guide explains how to use the Vancouver Style. It includes a short interactive tutorial.

eJournal article, ahead of print (Epub)

Reference: #. Author(s) last name Initials. Title of article. Abbreviated journal title [Internet]. Year Month Day of publication [cited Year Month Day]; Volume (Issue): Pages. Epub Year Month Day. Available from: URL.



10. Roeters van Lennep JE. Why women are not small men. Maturitas [Internet]. 2018 Jan [cited 2021 May 31];107:A3-A4. Epub 2017 Sep 22. Available from: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2017.09.008                                                                                             


Use a superscript number (like this: ¹) in the text at the place where you are indicating that you are citing from a source.


Abood describes the actions undertaken to improve care in nursing home settings.9


Note: If no page numbers are available for you can count the number of pages, paragraphs, screens, or any other appropriate quantifiable chunks. Include in square brackets in place of pages numbers, e.g. [about 5 p.], about 6 paragraphs], [8 p.]. More details here.

Note on URLs: To get shorter URLs you are permitted to use a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) as above. These can usually be found under the title of the journal article either on a database or on the journal article itself. DOIs are permanent links that will not disappear over time.

Note: Further details on citing electronic journal articles is available from NLM here.


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