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Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals
  1. International Committee of Medical Journal Editors*


In the 12 years since it was first published, the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals” (the Vancouver style), developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, has been widely accepted by both authors and editors; more than 400 journals have stated that they will consider manuscripts that conform to its requirements. This is the fourth edition of the Uniform Requirements.

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  • * Members of the committee are Suzanne and Robert Fletcher (Annals of Internal Medicine), Laurel Thomas (Medical Journal of Australia), Stephen Lock (British Medical Journal), George D. Lundberg (Journal of the American Medical Association), Robin Fox (Lancet), Magne Nylenna (Tidsskrift for den Norske Laegeforening), Lois Ann Colaianni (Index Medicus), Arnold S. Relman and Marcia Angell (New England Journal of Medicine), Povl Riis (Journal of the Danish Medical Association, Danish Medical Bulletin), Richard G. Robinson (New Zealand Medical Journal), Bruce P. Squires (Canadian Medical Association Journal), and Linda Clever (Western Journal of Medicine). Address correspondence to Editor, the New England Journal of Medicine, or Editor, British Medical Journal.