BMJ Open Referencing Guide
(updated May 2024)


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How to do citations in BMJ Open style?

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.

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How do you cite a book in the BMJ Open referencing style? (2024 Guide)

Have you come across fiction, non-fiction, history, novel or any other book and you want to include it in your works-cited-list in BMJ Open? This is how.

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, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
BMJ Open citation:
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Angelou M. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York : Random House 1969.
And an in-text citation book citation in BMJ Open looks like this: [1]


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

How do you cite scientific papers in BMJ Open format?

The basic information included in your citation will be the same across all styles. However, the format in which that information is presented is somewhat different depending on style you need. To cite a paper in BMJ Open, follow this example

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: