Change in Citation Style


As of 2016, volume 68, the Archives of Biological Sciences will change the citation style. The Archives of Biological Sciences will apply the Vancouver Citation Style. This means that all papers submitted after June 1, 2015 should conform with the new Instructions for Authors and the Vancouver Citation Style.

The Vancouver Style is used by most biomedical journals and many scientific journals. It came out of a meeting of medical journal editors in 1978, held in Vancouver, BC, and is maintained by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

General style guidelines are available in the Instruction for Authors. For a complete guide to the Vancouver Style, please consult this online book: Citing Medicine, 2nd ed. This book provides very detailed examples for almost any type and variation of resource: conference papers, wikis, journal articles with a supplement, etc.