Appendix -Norms

Appendix A: How to cite in the International Journal of Medical Students

Appendix B: Examples of Tables in IJMS format

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Appendix A: How to cite in the International Journal of Medical Students

If you are using a reference manager, please use Vancouver style and make sure to put in superscript the numbered references within the text.

Articles in Journals

  1. Standard journal article

List the first six authors followed by et al. The Journal name must be abbreviated. 

Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002;935(1-2):40-6.

  1. Organization as author

Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Hypertension, insulin, and proinsulin in participants with impaired glucose tolerance. Hypertension. 2002;40(5):679-86.

  1. Both personal authors and organization as author (List all as they appear in the byline)

Vallancien G, Emberton M, Harving N, van Moorselaar RJ; Alf-One Study Group. Sexual dysfunction in 1,274 European men suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms. J Urol. 2003;169(6):2257-61.

  1. Article not in English: Translate the title to English and describe at the end the original language  (MEDLINE/PubMed practice):

Ellingsen AE, Wilhelmsen I. [Disease anxiety among medical students and law students]. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2002;122(8):785-7. Norwegian.

  1. Volume with supplement

Geraud G, Spierings EL, Keywood C. Tolerability and safety of frovatriptan with short- and long-term use for treatment of migraine and in comparison with sumatriptan. Headache. 2002;42Suppl 2:S93-9.

  1. Issue with supplement

Glauser TA. Integrating clinical trial data into clinical practice. Neurology. 2002;58(12 Suppl 7):S6-12.

  1. Article published electronically ahead of the print version

Yu WM, Hawley TS, Hawley RG, Qu CK. Immortalization of yolk sac-derived precursor cells. Blood. 2002;100(10):3828-31. Epub 2002 Jul 5.

Websites

  1. Websites

Simple website addresses should be included in the references section. It should follow this format:

[Organization]. [Title]. Available from: [URL]. Last updated [Month day, year]; cited [Month day, year].

Where updated is the date the website was updated and cited the last date the authors visited the website. Please make sure to remove the brackets ([]) when replacing the information. It should read: 

World Health Organization. The Global Health Observatory. Psychiatrists working in mental health sector (per 100,000). Available from: https://www.who.int/data/gho/data/indicators/indicator-details/GHO/psychiatrists-working-in-mental-health-sector-(per-100-000). Last updated Mar 11, 2020; cited Mar 26, 2020.

Books and Other Monographs

  1. Personal author(s)

Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.

Unpublished Material

  1. In press or Forthcoming

Tian D, Araki H, Stahl E, Bergelson J, Kreitman M. Signature of balancing selection in Arabidopsis. ProcNatlAcadSci U S A. Forthcoming 2002.

 

Appendix B: Examples of Tables in IJMS format

Please take the following tables as examples of how tables should be presented.

Note that:

    • The Table and number part of the title is in Bold and Italic format, followed by a colon (:) and then the title as given by the author.
    • Section headings (of each column) are in Bold and the first column is left-aligned, while the others are centered. The entire column should follow the same alignment.
    • When a variable has different levels (Sex: Male, Female) note that these should be listed in rows beneath the variable name, and leaving 3 spaces before starting the text or 0.3 mm:
      Gender
         Male
         Female
    • Legends should be stated beneath the table and all abbreviations used in the table should be listed here.

 

Table 1: Distribution of Pharmacy, Nursing, Applied Medical Science, Medical, and Dentistry Students in Self-Administered Questionnaire by Percent and Frequency.

Students

Frequency (n)

Percent (%)

Pharmacy students

76

37.3

Nursing students

31

15.2

Applied medical science students

37

18.1

Medical students

56

27.5

Dentistry students

4

2

Total

204

100

(Legend: text, abbreviations, etc.)

 

Table 2: Socio-demographic Characteristics of Study Participants

Characteristic

Percent (%)
n = 100

Religion

 

   Hindu

94

   Muslim

5

   Christian

1

Housing type

 

   Pucca

81

   Kutcha

8

   Semipucca

11

Family type

 

   Nuclear

93

   Joint

7

Legend: text, abbreviations, etc.

 

Appendix A Sources of information:

Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html Accessed: June 6, 2013.

Also read: http://www.icmje.org/urm_main.html, Citing Medicine 2nd Edition: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7256/?amp=&depth=2