PLOS Medicine Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in PLOS Medicine style?

This is the Citationsy guide to PLOS Medicine 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 PLOS Medicine.

cite PLOS Medicine  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the PLOS Medicine 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 PLOS Medicine? This is how.

Here’s an example book citation in PLOS Medicine using placeholders:
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Last Name FN. Title. Edition. Editor Last Name EFN, editor. 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:
PLOS Medicine 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 PLOS Medicine looks like this: [1]

How to reference a journal article in the PLOS Medicine citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in PLOS Medicine format?

A journal is a scholarly article that presents research from experts in a certain field. Here’s how to cite a paper in PLOS Medicine

Here’s a PLOS Medicine 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 PLOS Medicine:
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Petit C, Sieffermann J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 2007;18: 161-172. 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 PLOS Medicine style?

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

Here’s an PLOS Medicine example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title. In: [Internet]. Publisher; 1Jan.2000 [cited 5Jul.2022]. Available: https://www.example.com
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. In: [Internet]. The Guardian; 5Nov.2008 [cited 5Jul.2022]. Available: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video PLOS Medicine in 2022

Are you watching a YouTube video and you don’t know how to cite it? Here’s a simple way to do it in PLOS Medicine

Here’s a PLOS Medicine citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName. Title. In: YouTube [Internet]. 1Jan.2000 [cited 5Jul.2022]. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video PLOS Medicine?
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Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. In: YouTube [Internet]. 3Jun.2015 [cited 5Jul.2022]. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using PLOS Medicine referencing style

As the world goes digital, so does the way we learn. Podcasts have become an increasingly common source of knowledge. Here’s how to cite a podcast episode in PLOS Medicine

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 PLOS Medicine.
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Lastname F. Title. Publisher; 2000. Available: http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in PLOS Medicine using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life. 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio; 2018. Available: https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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

Did you know there are well over 100 million different songs you can cite and reference? Here’s a simple guide to reference any song in PLOS Medicine

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


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