Author Instructions

Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences

Mulford Health Science Library
  • Instructions for authors for over 3,500 health sciences journals
  • Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (Vancouver Style)
  • CONSORT Statement (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials)
  • MOOSE Consensus Statement (Reporting of Meta-analyses in Epidemiology)
  • NIH Public Access Plan (Includes Authors' Manual)
  • QUORUM Statement (Reports of Meta-analyses of Randomized Controlled Trials)
  • SHERPA (Publisher Copyright Policies & Self-Archiving)
  • SPARC Author's Addendum (To Modify Publisher's Copyright Forms)
  • STARD Initiative (Toward Complete and Accurate Reporting of Studies on Diagnostic Accuracy)

Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors

The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) concerns itself with ethical principles related to publication in biomedical journals. Journals may use the Uniform Requirements format of the ICMJE. This format is also called the Vancouver Style. The Uniform Requirements state the ethical principles in the conduct and reporting of research and provide recommendations relating to specific elements of editing and writing.

NIH Access Policy

Journal Impact Factors

What is an Impact Factor?

A method developed by Thomson Scientific ISI Web of Knowledge for rating selected journals according to how many times their articles are cited by other articles

To look for journal Impact Factors, go to the Web of Science database:

  • To see the results for a title that is present in the Journal Citation Reports, search for Science or New England Journal of Medicine

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