BMJ Open Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to BMJ Open 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 Open.

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

Here’s an example book citation in BMJ Open 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 Open looks like this: [1]

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

Here’s a BMJ Open 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 Open:
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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 Open reference style

Here’s an BMJ Open example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title. 2000.https://www.example.com (accessed 18 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 18 Sep. 2019).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video BMJ Open

Here’s a BMJ Open citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName. Title. YouTube. 2000.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed 18 Sep. 2019).
So how to cite a video BMJ Open?
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Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. 2015.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed 18 Sep. 2019).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using BMJ Open 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 Open.
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Lastname F. Title. 2000.http://www.example.com (accessed 18 Sep. 2019).
Podcast referencing example in BMJ Open using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life. 640: Five Women. 2018.https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women (accessed 18 Sep. 2019).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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

An example song citation in BMJ Open.
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Lastname F. Song Title. 2000. http://www.example.com (accessed 18 Sep. 2019).
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in BMJ Open:
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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 18 Sep. 2019).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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