Box 36Further divisions to a volume other than issue

A volume will occasionally have a subdivision such as a supplement, part, or special number.

  • Abbreviate the names for such subdivisions:
    • Supplement = Suppl
    • Part = Pt
    • Special Number = Spec No
  • Translate names for supplements, parts, and special numbers into English. To help identify these, see the following examples:
    LanguageSupplSpec NoPt
    Frenchsupplementnombre specialepartie
    annexepart
    GermanBeiblattspezielle ZahlTeil
    Beilage
    Erganzung
    Zusatz
    Italiansupplementonumero specialeparte
    Russianprilozeniespecialnajacast'
    dopolnenie
    Spanishadjuntonumero especialparte
    suplemento
    anejo
  • Place them after the volume number. For example:
    • - volume with supplement
      • 2005;15 Suppl:
      • 2005 Mar;87 Suppl:
    • - volume with part
      • 2004;66(Pt 2):
      • 2004 Dec;124(Pt A):
    • - volume with special number
      • 2003;6 Spec No:

Infrequently, supplements are given a name rather than a letter or number.

  • Abbreviate significant words and omit other words such as articles, conjunctions, and prepositions
    • Abstract Supplement   becomes   Abstr Suppl
    • Supplement: Dementia   becomes   Suppl Dementia
    • Supplement: AIDS in Children   becomes   Suppl AIDS Child
  • Use the word abbreviations lists found in Appendix A and Appendix B
  • See Chapter 1A Journal Articles for further detail

From: Chapter 19, Journals on CD-ROM, DVD, or Disk

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Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers [Internet]. 2nd edition.
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