Guidance Provided to Authors on Citing and Formatting References in Nursing Journals.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Reference citations should be accurate, complete, and presented in a consistent format. This study analyzed information provided to authors on preparing citations and references for manuscripts submitted to nursing journals (n = 209). Half of the journals used the American Psychological Association reference style. Slightly more than half provided examples of how to cite articles and books; there were fewer examples of citing websites and online journals. Suggestions on improving accuracy of references are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nicoll, LH; Oermann, MH; Chinn, PL; Conklin, JL; Amarasekara, S; McCarty, M

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 54 - 59

PubMed ID

  • 29346137

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5841848

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2169-981X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/NND.0000000000000430


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States