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Publication Support Overview

Here is our comprehensive guide for styles, citations and other helpful information when using publications. 

Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors

The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) concerns itself with ethical principles related to publication in biomedical journals. Journals may use the Uniform Requirements format of the ICMJE. This format is also called the Vancouver Style. The Uniform Requirements state the ethical principles in the conduct and reporting of research and provide recommendations relating to specific elements of editing and writing.

NIH Access Policy

National Institutes of Health Public Access

Journal Impact Factors

What is an Impact Factor?

A method developed by Thomson Scientific ISI Web of Knowledge for rating selected journals according to how many times their articles are cited by other articles.

To look for Journal Impact Factors, go to the Web of Science database.

Using the Single Citation Matcher

The Single Citation Matcher has a fill-in-the-blank form for searching for a citation when you have some bibliographic information, e.g., journal name, volume, page number.

More information about using the Single Citation Matcher

  • The journal box includes an autocomplete feature that suggests titles as you enter a title abbreviation or full title. Titles displayed by the autocomplete menu are in ranked order based on the number of citations in PubMed.
  • The author box also includes an autocomplete feature that suggests author names in ranked order based on the number of citations. Full author names may be searched for citations published from 2002 forward if the full author name is available in the article.
  • Click the 'Only as first author' checkbox to limit an author name to the first author.

PubMed Journal Database
Retrieves the journal abbreviation when you search for the entire journal title.

PubMed Journal Database
Retrieves lists of journals with a designated word or phrase. For example, a search for Epidemiol* retrieves American Journal of Epidemiology, Annals of Epidemiology, Epidemiologic Reviews, Epidemiological Bulletin, Epidemiology and Community Health, and other titles for consideration by the author looking for a journal in which to publish an article.

APA supplements the Publication Manual, 7th ed., 2020 but does not replace it. Online guidelines for commonly asked questions about electronic references are provided. The References section excerpts information from the Publication Manual. It is updated as additions are made to the APA style. For more extensive information, see Publication manual of the American Psychological Association: the official guide to APA style in the KUSM-W Farha Medical Library reference section: WZ 345 P976 2020.

AMA Style Guide
A quick reference guide to citation examples frequently-used by JAMA and its related journals. Available in the Farha Medical Library reference section: WZ 345 A511 2020.

Citing Medicine
The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 2nd ed, 2007. Full text PDF link provided on PubMed.

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