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It is important you fully understand how to cite your references correctly. This will ensure readers of your work can follow up your sources, and also help to ensure you avoid allegations of plagiarism.

Interpreting citations

If you are not sure if a citation is a journal article or a book, download the Finding an item on a reading list and citing it in an assignment guide (PDF) or view the video [coming soon].

Journal Abbreviations

The National Library of Medicine journal abbreviations are most commonly used in medicine. These can be found by searching the Journals Database, part of PubMed. Just enter the full or abbreviated title to view further details about the journal.

A wide range of abbreviation sources can found at All That JAS: Journal Abbreviation Sources - this covers a wide range of subjects, not just medicine.

Reference Styles

The LSHTM Academic Writing Handbook provides examples of reference styles as well as other pointers to help you write your assessments.

Submitting Articles and Research to Journals

Staff and students can access the latest EndNote manuscript templates for journals on the School network at S:\Apps\EndNote X1\Templates

Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences at the Raymon H. Mulford Library, Medical College of Ohio contains links to Web sites which provide instructions to authors for over 3,500 journals in the health and life sciences.

The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors provide the following information: Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication

Open Access Publishing page For submission of articles and research to be made open access, information is available on the open access and LSHTM Research Online


EndNote (guides written by E. Williamson, IT Training)

Integrating EndNoteX6 with Library Resources

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