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Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals

The Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (abbreviated URM and often shortened to Uniform Requirements) is a set of guidelines produced by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, for standardising the ethics, preparation and formatting of manuscripts submitted for publication by biomedical journals. Compliance with the Uniform Requirements is required by most leading biomedical journals and over 629 journals internationally (circa June 2006) follow the Uniform Requirements.

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors

The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) was originally known as the Vancouver Group, after the location of their first meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. Current members of the ICMJE are:

Citation style

The citation style currently recommended by the Uniform Requirements, also known as the Vancouver system, is the ANSI style used by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

References are numbered consecutively in order of appearance in the text – they are identified by Arabic numerals enclosed in parentheses.

Example of a journal citation:

  • Leurs R, Church MK, Taglialatela M. H1-antihistamines: inverse agonism, anti-inflammatory actions and cardiac effects. Clin Exp Allergy 2002 Apr;32(4):489-98.

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