Vancouver Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2024)


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How to do citations in Vancouver style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Vancouver 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 Vancouver.

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

Did you know there are over 2.5 million book titles published in 2021. If you find yourself trying to cite a book in Vancouver, here’s how

Here’s an example book citation in Vancouver 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:
Vancouver 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 Vancouver looks like this: (1)


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How to reference a journal article in the Vancouver citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Vancouver 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 Vancouver, follow this example

Here’s a Vancouver journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container [Internet]. 2000Jan.1 [cited 2024Jul.13];Volume(Issue):pages Used. Available from: 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 Vancouver: