The Vancouver Style

The Vancouver style in text citation is a method for referencing sources in an academic text. This style is often used in the field of medicine and in medical-type publications. When someone writes some type of medical text for publication - a report, proposal, thesis, dissertation, and so on - these papers need citations or references both within the body text and in reference lists at the document's end.

Some software such as Vancouver reference style Microsoft word have features for creating references and reference pages.

If you have to create say, a Vancouver style title page and/or check citations in your papers, you may find the MS Word tools useful.

How Did the Vancouver Referencing Style Derive its Name?

The Vancouver referencing system derives its name from a 1978 meeting in which the ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors) was established. This meeting took place in Vancouver BC, Canada. has developed a Vancouver referencing template to help writers apply this style. This template can be obtained upon request to our company. In the meantime, this guide sets out some of the basic principles of the Vancouver referencing system.

How to Use Vancouver Referencing - Citing Journal Articles

The following is the sequence for citing journal articles in the Vancouver referencing style and it includes Vancouver referencing figures in text:

Name(s) of author(s). Article Title. Year of Journal Publication. Journal Volume Number(Journal Issue Number): Page number/page range.

General Instructions

The Vancouver referencing example in text citation provided below refers to citing articles from journals within the body of a text: