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Vancouver Style Guide: Official publications

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

Government agency publication

Reference: #. Name of organization or agency. Title. Place of publication: Publisher; Year of publication.

Example:

17. Irish Department of Health & Children. A vision for change: report of the expert group on mental health policy. Dublin: Stationary Office, 2006.


In-Text-Citation:

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

Example:      

Almost ten years on from the launch of this policy, we find little application of the associated service policies or resources in the Irish healthcare system.17

 

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Parliamentary or legal material

Reference: #. Title, Jurisdiction [statute on the Internet]. Year of publication [cited Year Month Day]. Available from: URL

Example:


18. Equality, Integration, Disability and Human Rights (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011, Ireland [statute on the Internet].c2011 [cited 2011 May 3]. Available from: http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2011/en/si/0139.html

In-Text-Citation:

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

Example:

This statutory instrument transfers the responsibilities related to equality, integration, disability and human rights to the Department of Justice and Law Reform.18

 

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EU publications

Reference: #. Organization name. Title. Place of publication: Publisher; Year of publication.

Example:

19. European Commission. Making globalisation work for everyone. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities: Luxembourg; 2003.                                                                                                                   

In-Text-Citation:

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

Example:

This report sets out a five point plan for tackling globalisation across both developing and developed nations.19

 

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