Box 15Article titles in more than one language

  • If an article is written in English and another language(s):
    • Give the English language version of the article title
    • List all languages of publication, separated by commas, after the location (pagination)
    • Capitalize the language names
    • End the list of languages with a period
      Example:
      • Palmese S, Pezza M, De Robertis E. Hypophosphatemia and metabolic acidosis. Minerva Anestesiol. 2005 May;71(5):237-42. English, Italian.
  • If an article is written in more than one language and none of them is English:
    • Translate into English the version of the title that appears first
    • Place the translation in square brackets
    • List all languages of publication, separated by commas, after the location (pagination)
    • Capitalize the language names
    • End the list of languages with a period
      Example:
      • Shaha M, Rabenschlag F, Holzer R. [Lowering stress levels in the workplace]. Krankenpfl Soins Infirm. 2005;98(4):10-3, 40-3, 62-5. French, German, Italian.
  • As an option, when an article title is presented in two or more equal languages, as often occurs in Canadian publications:
    • Give all titles in the order in which they are presented in the text
    • Separate them with an equals sign
    • List all languages of publication, separated by commas, after the location (pagination)
    • Capitalize the language names
    • End the list of languages with a period
      Example:
      • Aouizerate P, Guizard M. Prise en charge des thrombocytopenies induites par l'heparine = Management of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. Therapie. 2002;57(6):577-88. French, English.

From: Chapter 1, Journals

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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