How to cite a Journal Article in BMJ

Use this template to cite a Journal Article in the BMJ citation style.


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Citation Guide: Journal Article in BMJ
Reference a Journal Article in BMJ

How do you cite a Journal Article in the BMJ referencing style?

Here’s an example Journal Article citation in BMJ using placeholders.
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container 2000;Volume:pages Used. doi:DOI
So if we want to cite, for example, this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann we’d do so like this:

BMJ Journal Article citation:
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Petit C, Sieffermann J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 2007;18:161-72. doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
Citing websites and links in BMJ is much easier with the Citationsy Chrome Extension And an in-text citation Journal Article reference in BMJ looks like this:
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Frequently Asked Questions — BMJ Journal Article Referencing

How do I cite a Journal Article in BMJ?

You can very easily reference a Journal Article in the “BMJ” referencing style by using the guide above as your guideline.

Is there a way to automatically cite a Journal Article?

Yes — Use a BMJ reference generator, like Citationsy for example.

How do you reference a Journal Article in BMJ?

The BMJ reference for a Journal Article is done by several different rules — please see the example on this page.

How do you in-text reference a Journal Article in BMJ?

An in-text reference for a Journal Article in BMJ is done like this:
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