Box 43Options for date of publication

It is not NLM policy, but the following is an acceptable option:

The date of publication may follow the author names in the list of references when the name-year system of in-text references is used.

  • Use the year of publication only
  • Place the year after the last named author, followed by a period
  • End publisher information with a period
    • NLM citation:
    • Barker B, Degenhardt L. Accidental drug-induced deaths in Australia 1997-2001. Sydney (Australia): University of New South Wales, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre; 2003. 46 p.
    • Name-year system of citation:
    • Barker B, Degenhardt L. 2003. Accidental drug-induced deaths in Australia 1997-2001. Sydney (Australia): University of New South Wales, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. 46 p.

From: Chapter 4, Scientific and Technical Reports

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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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