BMJ Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to BMJ citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in BMJ.

How do you cite a book in the BMJ referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in BMJ using placeholders:
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Last Name FN. Title. Edition. City : Publisher 2000.
So if we want to cite, for example, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
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Rowling JK. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1st ed. London : Bloomsbury Publishing Inc 1997.
And an in-text citation book citation in BMJ looks like this: [1]

How to reference a journal article in the BMJ citation style?

Here’s a BMJ journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container 2000;Volume:pages Used. doi:DOI
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in BMJ:
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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
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

Citing a website in BMJ reference style

Here’s an BMJ example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title. 2000.https://www.example.com (accessed 20 Sep. 2019).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
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Tran M. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. 2008.https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed 20 Sep. 2019).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video BMJ

Here’s a BMJ citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName. Title. YouTube. 2000.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed 20 Sep. 2019).
So how to cite a video BMJ?
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Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. 2015.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed 20 Sep. 2019).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using BMJ referencing style

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in BMJ.
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Lastname F. Title. 2000.http://www.example.com (accessed 20 Sep. 2019).
Podcast referencing example in BMJ using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life. 640: Five Women. 2018.https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women (accessed 20 Sep. 2019).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a piece of music or a song using BMJ referencing style?

An example song citation in BMJ.
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Lastname F. Song Title. 2000. http://www.example.com (accessed 20 Sep. 2019).
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in BMJ:
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The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun. 1969. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150 (accessed 20 Sep. 2019).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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