This is a first attempt for a guide towards describing a standard referencing system in the medical professions, and some other sciences. MacAuslan 08:30, 30 September 2006 (UTC)
Punctuation in Citations and Usage section does not conform to URM?!
The examples do not seem to conform to the very reference given here http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html. According to this document, there is always a period after the Journal name. Can somebody please verify this before I change this in the Usage section? Cheers, 220.127.116.11 14:06, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
The current 2007 ICMJE version, at para IV.A.9.b. Reference Style and Format, refers to the detailled style guide at the NLM's Citing medicine. Several versions of the Uniform requirements were published, including the 1991 BMJ publication (PMID 2001512 PMC 1669007), the 1995 CMAJ publication (PMID 7728695 PMC 1337910) and the 1997 Annals of Internal Medicine publication (PMID 8992922). Journals were asked to cite the 1997 JAMA version (PMID 9062335) when reprinting the Uniform requirements. As of 2004, the editors of Haematologia "invite" their authors to visit www.icmje.org (PMID 15020262) for the 2003 revision of the Uniform requirements.LeadSongDog (talk) 18:45, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
- Fixed. A careless editor upgraded the article's references using cite journal last June, and accidentally changed one of the examples too.--Srleffler (talk) 02:52, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
The first sentence of the article says that there are two systems: Vancouver=author-number, and Harvard=author-date. The second paragraph then explains that Vancouver describes a group of author-date systems. There is a contradiction here. AxelBoldt (talk) 19:56, 28 October 2014 (UTC)