Box 79Discontinuous page numbers

  • If the pagination is discontinuous, as occurs when a paper is interrupted by advertisements or other conference material, separate the groupings of page numbers by a comma and a space
    • p. 345-6, 348-9.
    • p. 15, 17, 19-21.
  • Give up to three groupings of page numbers and use "passim" in place of the fourth and later occurrences
    • p. 345-346, 348-349, 352, 355-357, 360.   becomes   p. 345-6, 348-9, 352 passim.

From: Chapter 3, Conference Publications

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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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