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Box 89Options for dates

It is not NLM policy, but the following are acceptable options:

  • If both volume and issue numbers are present, you may omit the name of the months or seasons.
    • European Respiratory Journal [Internet]. Lausanne (Switzerland): European Respiratory Society. Vol. 1, No. 1, Jan 1988 -   [cited 2007 Jan 25]. Available from: http://erj.ersjournals.com/.
    • or
    • European Respiratory Journal [Internet]. Lausanne (Switzerland): European Respiratory Society. Vol. 1, No. 1, 1988 -   [cited 2007 Jan 25]. Available from: http://erj.ersjournals.com/.
  • If a journal began with issue number one of a volume or ended with the customary last issue of a volume, you may omit the issue number
    • European Respiratory Journal [Internet]. Lausanne (Switzerland): European Respiratory Society. Vol. 1, No. 1, Jan 1988 -   [cited 2007 Jan 25]. Available from: http://erj.ersjournals.com/.
    • or
    • European Respiratory Journal [Internet]. Lausanne (Switzerland): European Respiratory Society. Vol. 1, Jan 1988 -   [cited 2007 Jan 25]. Available from: http://erj.ersjournals.com/.
    • European Journal of Biochemistry [Internet]. Oxford (UK): Blackwell Science Ltd. Vol. 259, No. 1-2, Jan 1999 - Vol. 271, No. 23-24, Dec 2004 [cited 2007 Jan 25]. Available from: http://content.febsjournal.org/.
    • or
    • European Journal of Biochemistry [Internet]. Oxford (UK): Blackwell Science Ltd. Vol. 259, Jan 1999 - Vol. 271, Dec 2004 [cited 2007 Jan 25]. Available from: http://content.febsjournal.org/.

From: Chapter 23, Journals on the Internet

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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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