Reference Style Guidelines

BM-Publisher journals  follow the style adopted by the American Medical Association (AMA), [Iverson C, Christiansen S, Flanagin A, et al. AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors. 10th ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2007] which, in turn, is based on the style developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors in 1978 in Vancouver.

 All references must be numbered consecutively and citations of references in text should be identified using Arabic numbers in square brackets before the punctuation mark. (e.g., “as study by Jonh [4]” and the authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of their references. The citations in the reference list should include all named authors, up to the first 8 before adding ‘et al.’ The reference number should follow the following format:

Reference to a journal publication:
Rosenau C, Emery D, Keyboard B, Qoronfleh MW. Development of a high-throughput plate-based chemiluminescent transcription factor assay. J Biomol Screen 2004; 9: 334–42. Abbreviate names of journals according to the journals list in PubMed (

Article within a book:
Izabella Wentz, Marta Nowosadzka: Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause Paperback 2013; 113-213.

Newspaper article:
Tynan T. Medical improvements lower homicide rate: study sees drop in assault rate. The Washington Post. 2002 Aug 12;Sect. A:2 (col. 4).

Conference paper:
programming. ASCO 2012: Role of IL32 in esophageal cancer

Unpublished material:
Kim H, Philip N, Meashil E. Role of TLR4 in myocardial injury throuh NF-kB pathway. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. In press 2004.