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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 to do citations in BMJ Open style?
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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:
BMJ Open citation:
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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?
How do you cite scientific papers in BMJ Open format?

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]
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How to cite a website in a paper in BMJ Open style?

Here’s an BMJ Open example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title. 2000.https://www.example.com (accessed 28 Jul. 2021).
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 28 Jul. 2021).
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 28 Jul. 2021).
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 28 Jul. 2021).
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 28 Jul. 2021).
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 28 Jul. 2021).
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 28 Jul. 2021).
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 28 Jul. 2021).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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