USF Shimberg Health Sciences Library

Write, Cite, Publish Library Guide

There are at least as many citation styles as there are journals; EndNote software includes over 6,000 styles!

When submitting a manuscript, you are responsible for finding out what citation style is required. This can be found by searching the journal's website (often called "Instructions for Authors") or by consulting your instructor/syllabus.

The following styles are the most commonly used in the health sciences:

Other Useful Links for Authors:

Bibliographic management tools make it easy to maintain and cite references (and sometimes the articles themselves). They typically work with other software, such as Microsoft Word.

To find the standardized journal title abbreviation, use any of the links below.

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