Box 18Titles ending in punctuation other than a period

  • Most titles end in a period. When a translation of a book title is provided, place it in square brackets after the original language or romanized title. End with the period outside the closing bracket.
    • Ochoa S. Base molecular de la expresion del mensaje genetico [Molecular basis of gene expression]. Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas; 2000. 219 p. Spanish.
  • If a translated title ends in another form of punctuation, keep that punctuation. Place it in the square brackets and end title information with a period.
    • Lasanta PJ. La eutanasia: es buena muerte? [Euthanasia: is it a good death?]. Logrono (Spain): Editorial Horizonte; 2006. 208 p. Spanish.

From: Chapter 2, Books

Cover of Citing Medicine
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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