Box 28Non-English titles for parts

  • Provide the name in the original language for non-English titles in the roman alphabet (primarily European languages, such as French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, etc.)
    • Tabla 10, Etiologia de la esplenomegalia secundaria a procesos infecciosos; p. 109. Spanish.
    • Chapitre 4, Le virage de la jouissance; p. 91-102. French.
  • Romanize (write in the roman alphabet) titles in Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, or Korean. A good authority for romanization is the ALA-LC Romanization Tables.
    • Risunok 2, Tendentsii smertnosti i prodolzhitel'nosti zhizni naseleniya Ukrainy v poslevoennyi period; p. 53. Russian.
  • Romanize or translate titles in character-based languages (Chinese, Japanese). Place the translation in square brackets.
    • 10 Shoyo, Anchi eijingu igaku; p. 23-45. Japanese.
    • [Figure 9, Annual progression of swine influenza in Seoul]; p. 44. Korean.
  • Ignore diacritics, accents, and special characters in titles. This rule ignores some conventions used in non-English languages to simplify rules for English-language publications.
    • Treat a letter marked with diacritics or accents as if it were not marked
      • Å   treated as   A
      • Ø   treated as   O
      • Ç   treated as   C
      • Ł   treated as   L
      • à   treated as   a
      • ĝ   treated as   g
      • ñ   treated as   n
      • ü   treated as   u
    • Treat two or more letters printed as a unit (ligated letters) as if they were two letters
      • æ   treated as   ae
      • œ   treated as   oe
  • Provide an English translation, if possible, after the original language title. Place the translation in square brackets.
    • Tableau 5, Principaux marqueurs biologiques de l'etat nutritionnel [Table 5, Principal biological markers of nutritional state]; p. 33. French.
    • 10 Shoyo, Anchi eijingu igaku [Chapter 10, Anti-aging medicine]; p. 23-45. Japanese.

From: Chapter 5, Dissertations and Theses

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Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers [Internet]. 2nd edition.
Patrias K, author; Wendling D, editor.
Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2007-.

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