BMJ Open Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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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? (2022 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]

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:
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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]

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

Citing your sources is a necessary part of any research paper. To cite a website in BMJ Open this is what you need

Here’s an BMJ Open example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title. 2000.https://www.example.com (accessed 28 May 2022).
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 May 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video BMJ Open in 2022

Are you wondering if it’s ok to reference a YouTube video in a research paper? Here’s how to cite it in 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 May 2022).
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 May 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using BMJ Open referencing style

Citing a podcast in BMJ Open is pretty straight forward. Here’s how you can do it

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 May 2022).
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 May 2022).
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?

Have you ever cited a movie before? You will see that citing a song is a pretty similar process. Here’s how to do it in BMJ Open

An example song citation in BMJ Open.
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Lastname F. Song Title. 2000. http://www.example.com (accessed 28 May 2022).
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 May 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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