Present your results in logical sequence in the text, tables, charts and illustrations. Do not repeat in the text all the data in the tables, charts or
illustrations. Emphasize or summarize only important observations. Other similar studies should not be discussed under results.
Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and draw conclusions. Do not repeat in detail data or other material given in the introduction or the
results sections. Relate the observations to other relevant studies.
Mention implications of the findings and their limitations, including implications for
future research. Link the conclusions with the goals of the study but avoid unqualified statements and conclusions not completely supported by the data.
Mention contributions that need acknowledging but do not justify authorship such as technical help, financial and material support.
All references should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text and listed at the end of the article using the Vancouver style (examples
are shown below), in which the names and initials of first six authors are given after the appropriate reference number.
Specific instructions for all
types of references are available at
Personal communications should not be included in the reference list unless they provide essential information not available from a public source.
1. Standard journal article
Smithline HA, Mader TJ, Ali FM, McGarry M, Ferrier TL, Cocchi MN, et al.
Determining pretest probability of DVT: clinical intuition vs. validated scoring systems. N Engl J Med 2003 Apr 4; 21(2):161-2.
Human embryology and developmental biology. 3rd ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2004.
3. Chapter in a book
Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM.
Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p.
Christensen S, Oppacher F.
An analysis of Koza's computational effort statistic for genetic programming. In: Foster JA, Lutton E, Miller J, Ryan C, Tettamanzi AG, editors. Genetic
programming. EuroGP 2002: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Genetic Programming; 2002 Apr 3-5; Kinsdale, Ireland. Berlin: Springer; 2002; p.
5. Article not in English
Ellingsen AE, Wilhelmsen I.
Sykdomsangst blant medisin- og jusstudenter. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2002; 122(8) :785-7.
6. Journal article on the Internet:
Terauchi Y, Takamoto I, Kubota N, et al.
Glucokinase and IRS-2 are required for compensatory beta cell hyperplasia in response to high-fat diet-induced insulin resistance. J Clin Invest
[Internet]. 2007 Jan 2 [cited 2007 Jan 5]; 117(1):246-57. Available from: http://www.jci.org/cgi/
7. Monograph on the internet:
Foley KM, Gelband H, editors.
Improving palliative care for cancer [monograph on the Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.nap.edu/books/0309074029/ html/.
8. Home page/website:
Department of Health. National service framework for coronary heart disease. London: DoH, 2000. www.doh.gov.uk/nsf/coronary.htm (accessed 6 Jun 2003).
Tables and Charts
Type or print out each table or chart on a separate sheet of paper. Number tables and charts consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text
and supply a brief title for each. Give each column a short or abbreviated heading.
Place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading. Explain in
footnotes all abbreviations that are used in each table and chart for footnotes. Identify statistical measures of variations such as standard deviation and
standard error of the mean. For footnotes use the following symbols in this sequence: *, **, ‡, †, ‡‡, ††, §, etc.
Four sets of copies should be supplied. Each illustration should have a label pasted on its back indicating its number and title. Colored illustrations are
Units of Measurement
When symbols, arrows, number, or letters are used to identify parts of the illustrations, identify and explain each one clearly in the legend.
Explain the internal scale and identify the method of staining in photomicrographs. The legends for the illustrations should be numbered and typed
double-spaced at the end of the article.
Measurements of length, height, weight and volume should be reported in metric units (meter, kilogram, or liter) or their decimal multiples. Temperatures
should be given in degrees Celsius. Blood pressures should be given in millimeters of mercury. International System of Units (SI) should be used for other
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