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Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals

Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(6_part_1):766-768. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-96-6-766
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In January 1978 a group of editors from some major biomedical journals published in English met in Vancouver, British Columbia, and decided on uniform technical requirements for manuscripts to be submitted to their journals. These requirements, including formats for bibliographic references, were published in three of the journals early in 1979. The Vancouver group evolved into the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. At the October 1981 meeting of the Committee the requirements were revised slightly and are presented as the main part of this document.

Over 150 journals have now agreed to receive manuscripts prepared in accordance with these


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