February 27, 2008 [Editor's note added]
Citing Medicine on the NCBI Bookshelf
[Editor's note: As of February 7, 2008 PDF files for all chapters and appendixes are available in Citing Medicine.]
t he National Library of Medicine® (NLM) is pleased to announce the publication of Citing Medicine: the NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers on the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Bookshelf.
Easy-to-use instructions and hundreds of examples help authors, editors, publishers, librarians, and others to form bibliographic references. Citing Medicine provides guidance for citing twenty-six types of published and unpublished material, ranging from print books and journal articles to blogs and wikis.
Authors will find this a great resource for producing reference lists as they prepare articles and books for publication. Editors and librarians now have easy access to authoritative citation information, and publishers may discover useful guidelines to incorporate into their instructions for authors.
Citing Medicine builds on three major sources:
- Relevant standards from the National Information Standards Organization, mainly ANSI/NISO Z39.29-2005 Bibliographic References
- Relevant standards from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), chiefly ISO 690 Documentation - Bibliographic References
- The MEDLARS Indexing Manual of the National Library of Medicine
Citing Medicine updates and supersedes two previous NLM publications, National Library of Medicine Recommended Formats for Bibliographic Citation published in 1991 and its Internet Supplement published in 2001.
This new edition:
- Covers more types of publications, including a variety of Internet publications
- Contains more introductory material for each type of publication
- Includes more example citations which users consistently requested
- Is published in HTML format and will be printable from Adobe® Acrobat PDF format following release
- Includes easy-to-use directions for citing
About the Bookshelf
By collaborating with authors and publishers the NCBI provides Web access to more than seventy-five biomedical books through the Bookshelf. Books can be browsed, searched by term or phrase.
Klein L, Wendling D. Citing Medicine on the Bookshelf. NLM Tech Bull. 2007 Sep-Oct; (358):e5.