The Lancet Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to The Lancet 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 The Lancet.

How to do citations in The Lancet style?
cite The Lancet  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the The Lancet referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in The Lancet 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:
The Lancet citation:
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Angelou M. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st edn. New York: Random House, 1969.
And an in-text citation book citation in The Lancet looks like this: 1

How to reference a journal article in the The Lancet citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in The Lancet format?

Here’s a The Lancet journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container 2000; Volume: pages Used.
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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 The Lancet:
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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.
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And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

How to cite a website in a paper in The Lancet style?

Here’s an The Lancet example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title. 2000; published online Jan.1. https://www.example.com (accessed Dec. 5, 2021).
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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; published online Nov.5. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed Dec. 5, 2021).
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And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

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How to cite a YouTube video The Lancet

Here’s a The Lancet citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName. Title. YouTube. 2000; published online Jan.1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed Dec. 5, 2021).
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So how to cite a video The Lancet?
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Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. 2015; published online June3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed Dec. 5, 2021).
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And an in-text video citation would look like this: 1

How to cite a podcast using The Lancet 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 The Lancet.
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Lastname F. Title. 2000; published online Jan.1. http://www.example.com (accessed Dec. 5, 2021).
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Podcast referencing example in The Lancet using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life. 640: Five Women. 2018; published online March2. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women (accessed Dec. 5, 2021).
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And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

How to cite a piece of music or a song using The Lancet referencing style?

An example song citation in The Lancet.
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Lastname F. Song Title. 2000 http://www.example.com (accessed Dec. 5, 2021).
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Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in The Lancet:
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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 Dec. 5, 2021).
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And an in-text citation would look like this: 1


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