Springer - Vancouver (author-date) Referencing Guide
(updated Oct 2022)


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How to do citations in Springer - Vancouver (author-date) style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Springer - Vancouver (author-date) 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 Springer - Vancouver (author-date).

cite Springer - Vancouver (author-date)  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the Springer - Vancouver (author-date) 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 Springer - Vancouver (author-date)? This is how.

Here’s an example book citation in Springer - Vancouver (author-date) using placeholders:
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:
Springer - Vancouver (author-date) citation:
Angelou M. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House; 1969.
And an in-text citation book citation in Springer - Vancouver (author-date) looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the Springer - Vancouver (author-date) citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Springer - Vancouver (author-date) format?

Citing formats are used to recognize related literary pieces and to mention references used. To cite any paper in Springer - Vancouver (author-date), follow these easy steps

Here’s a Springer - Vancouver (author-date) journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container [Internet]. Journal Name; 2000Jan.1 [cited 2022Oct.3];Volume(Issue):pages Used. URL
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 Springer - Vancouver (author-date):
Petit C, Sieffermann J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. [Internet]. Food Quality and Preference; 2007Jan.1 [cited 2022Oct.3];18(1):161-72. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in Springer - Vancouver (author-date) style?

The most basic entry for a website consists of the author name(s), webpage title, website title, institution/publisher, publication date, and DOI or URL. Here’s how to cite it properly in Springer - Vancouver (author-date)

Here’s an Springer - Vancouver (author-date) example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title [Internet]. Publisher; 2000 [cited 2022Oct.3]. 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:
Tran M. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President [Internet]. The Guardian; 2008 [cited 2022Oct.3]. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Springer - Vancouver (author-date) in 2022

Have you discovered something while watching a Youtube channel or video and would like to know how to reference it in Springer - Vancouver (author-date)? Here’s how

Here’s a Springer - Vancouver (author-date) citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. Title [Internet]. YouTube. 2000 [cited 2022Oct.3]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video Springer - Vancouver (author-date)?
Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out [Internet]. YouTube. 2015 [cited 2022Oct.3]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Springer - Vancouver (author-date) referencing style

Did you know there are over 50 million podcast episodes out in the world for you to listen to? If you want to cite one in Springer - Vancouver (author-date), here’s how

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 Springer - Vancouver (author-date).
Lastname F. Title [Internet]. Publisher; 2000 [cited 2022Oct.3]. http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in Springer - Vancouver (author-date) using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 640: Five Women [Internet]. WBEZ Radio; 2018 [cited 2022Oct.3]. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Springer - Vancouver (author-date) referencing style?

You might be listening to a song or lyrics from a song you want to cite in an essay or presentation. This is how to easily cite a song in Springer - Vancouver (author-date)

An example song citation in Springer - Vancouver (author-date).
Lastname F. Song Title [Internet]. Album. 2000 [cited 2022Oct.3]. http://www.example.com
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Springer - Vancouver (author-date):
The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun [Internet]. Abbey Road. 1969 [cited 2022Oct.3]. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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