Box 94System requirements

System requirements describe the particular software and hardware needed to view the journal.

  • Begin with the phrase "System Requirements" followed by a colon and a space
  • Use the wording as supplied by the publisher; no standardization is needed
  • Separate the types of information by a semicolon and a space
  • End requirement information with a period
    Examples:
    • The World Wide Web Journal of Biology [Internet]. Plymouth (MN): Epress Inc. Vol. 1, Oct 1995-Nov 1996 -   [cited 2007 Jan 25]. Available from: http://www.epress.com/w3jbio/. System Requirements: This site is best viewed with Netscape Navigator 3.0 or Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 or higher.
    • Shi yong jun xue bao [Internet]. Beijing: Zhongguo xue shu qi kan (guang pan ban) dian zi za zhi she. Vol. 7, No. 1, 2000 -   [cited 2007 Jan 29]. Available from: http://cjn.lib.hku.hk Chinese. System Requirements: CAJ viewer is required to view full text.

From: Chapter 23, Journals on the Internet

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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