- AMA - American Medical Assoc.
- ASA - American Sociological Assoc.
- CSE - Council of Science Editors
The latest edition (10th ed., 2007) of the AMA Manual of Style is available online and in print, including on C Level in Science Reference.
The Council of Science Editors has its own writing and publication style.
- The introduction says that you should use the Chicago Manual of Style for any rules about grammar or other things that are not included
- Handout from IEEE that summarizes and gives examples of citing articles, books, etc. in IEEE style (recommended by a faculty member)
- Easy to follow IEEE examples from Murdoch University
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).
Here are the organization's guidelines for preparing a manuscript for submission
In the References section of that page, there is a lot of guidance, including
- 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"
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.