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Vancouver referencing guide

Introduction to Vancouver

Vancouver is a numbered referencing style, predominantly used in medical fields. It is based on Citing medicine: the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers and the AMA manual of style.

This guide is primarily for students completing assignments at Curtin University. If you are publishing (e.g. journal article, PhD), please consult the above publications as the reference examples provided here may differ from the requirements outlined in the official style guides.

Printable referencing guide

Download and use this guide to the Vancouver referencing style including examples for in-text citations and reference list entries.

Referencing figures and tables

Learn how to reference tables and figures (graphs, charts, maps, drawings or photographs) in the Vancouver style.

Note on assignment formatting

Please check your unit outline/Blackboard for assignment formatting requirements (such as fonts, headers, spacing, word counts etc.), assignment cover sheets and plagiarism checklists. PhD and Masters by research students should consult the relevant publication manual for formatting information.