Life Science Library Writing Articles

This page gives you tips for writing articles.

You can link out to article management tool “Endnote Basic “.

Please feel free to inquire to the following contact if you have any questions about this page.

Reference Desk(1F) ls-ref@library.osaka-u.ac.jp
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.(Weekdays)

About Instructions for Authors

This part shows you how to check Instructions for Authors in the case you submit your manuscript to medical journals.
Although you can check Instructions to Authors in individual journal, you can also use on the Web. Websites listed below are useful.

Japanese Journals


Foreign Journals


Style Manuals

Instructions to authors define bibliography style of reeferences. Styles listed below are major in medicine, dentistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nursing, Psychology, etc.

Vancouver Style

In 1978 editors of sholarly journals in the area of medicine and life sciences came together and held a meeting. As a result of this meeting, they announced a recommendation about the unified Instructions for Authors in 1979. ICMJE(International Committee of Medical Journal Editors) have checked and revised this Instructions for Authors. The current version is 2008 version.
Major medical journals follow this style.

APA Style

 APA(American Psychological Association)formulates this style. it is used in various subject area such as Behavioral Sciences, Nursing, Sociology, Social Welfare etc., not only in Psycology.

  • APA Style
    Website of American Psychological Association

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AMA Style

AMA(American Medical Association)formulates this style.

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MLA Style

MLA(Modern Language Association)formulates this style.

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