How to cite a Personal Communication in BMJ

Use this template to cite a Personal Communication in the BMJ citation style.


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Citation Guide: Personal Communication in BMJ
Reference a Personal Communication in BMJ

How do you cite a Personal Communication in the BMJ referencing style?

Here’s an example Personal Communication citation in BMJ using placeholders.
Template:
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Authorlastname A. Title. 2000.
So if we want to cite, for example, an email message sent by Elisabeth Smith to John Doe we’d do so like this:

BMJ Personal Communication citation:
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Elisabeth S. Email message to author. 2000.
Citing websites and links in BMJ is much easier with the Citationsy Chrome Extension And an in-text citation Personal Communication reference in BMJ looks like this:
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Frequently Asked Questions — BMJ Personal Communication Referencing

How do I cite a Personal Communication in BMJ?

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

Is there a way to automatically cite a Personal Communication?

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

How do you reference a Personal Communication in BMJ?

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

How do you in-text reference a Personal Communication in BMJ?

An in-text reference for a Personal Communication in BMJ is done like this:
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