Box 26Journals appearing in different editions

  • If a journal is published in more than one edition, include the edition information after the title
  • Abbreviate and capitalize all significant words in the edition information and omit the other words, such as articles, conjunctions, and prepositions. For example: of, the, at, in, and L'.
  • Use the same rules for abbreviating the words in an edition statement as for the words in journal titles (see Abbreviation rules for journal titles)
  • Do not follow abbreviated words with a period
  • Omit any punctuation found
  • Separate the edition from the title itself by a space and place it in parentheses
  • End edition information with a period placed outside the closing parenthesis
    • American Homeopathy. Consumer Edition.   becomes   Am Homeopath (Consum Ed).
    • American Homeopathy. Professional Edition.   becomes   Am Homeopath (Prof Ed).
    • Hospital Practice. Office Edition.   becomes   Hosp Pract (Off Ed).
    • Hospital Practice. Hospital Editon.   becomes   Hosp Pract (Hosp Ed).
  • See the Abbreviation rules for editions for more information
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Abbreviation rules for editions. An edition is considered a part of the title in journals. Use the same rules for abbreviating the words in an edition statement as for the words in journal titles Abbreviate and capitalize all significant words and omit (more...)

From: Chapter 1, Journals

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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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