This is the Vancouver style for referencing, used at the Univerity of Portsmouth within the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences and the Radiography departments.

This guide is modelled on Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (2nd edition). You may wish to consult this source directly for additional information or examples.

Organisations as authors


An organization such as a university, society, association, corporation, or governmental body may be an author.

Omit "The" preceding an organizational name.

The American Cancer Society becomes American Cancer Society.