- ACS (American Chemical Society)
- AMA - American Medical Assoc.
- ASA - American Sociological Assoc.
- CSE - Council of Science Editors
- Vancouver (ICMJE)
The Council of Science Editors has its own writing and publication style.
The style known as "Vancouver" was created by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). It is used by many biomedical journals including Annals of Internal Medicine, British Medical Journal (BMJ), JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), and New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
- examples of how citations should look
- abbreviate journal titles according the style used for MEDLINE
- follow NLM's Citing Medicine, 2nd edition, which is free online on NCBI's "bookshelf" (this includes how to cite legal documents and other things)
- Monash University also has a page about Vancouver style
Some journals use variations on Vancouver style. For style points that vary -- e.g., whether to cite electronic references within parentheses in the text or in numbered references following the text -- you should consult the specific journal to which you plan to submit your manuscript.