Child health care information

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 53 , No. 2 , March 2011 , Pages 93 News

AboutKidsHealth.ca is a new Canadian online source for reliable child health information. Developed at the Hospital for Sick Children by SickKids Learning Institute, the site’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of children in Canada and around the world by making child health care information available in multiple languages via the Internet.

The site collaborates with over 300 pediatric health specialists from pediatric hospitals across Canada to provide parents, children, and community health care providers with evidence-based information about a wide array of medical conditions from insect bites to ADHD. 

Information provided on the site is created and reviewed in accordance with rigorous quality standards to create a standardized national library of child health information that will be available online, in print, and as audio, video, and animated media.
For more information, visit www.aboutkidshealth.ca.

. Child health care information. BCMJ, Vol. 53, No. 2, March, 2011, Page(s) 93 - News.



Above is the information needed to cite this article in your paper or presentation. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommends the following citation style, which is the now nearly universally accepted citation style for scientific papers:
Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347:284-7.

About the ICMJE and citation styles

The ICMJE is small group of editors of general medical journals who first met informally in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1978 to establish guidelines for the format of manuscripts submitted to their journals. The group became known as the Vancouver Group. Its requirements for manuscripts, including formats for bibliographic references developed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), were first published in 1979. The Vancouver Group expanded and evolved into the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), which meets annually. The ICMJE created the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals to help authors and editors create and distribute accurate, clear, easily accessible reports of biomedical studies.

An alternate version of ICMJE style is to additionally list the month an issue number, but since most journals use continuous pagination, the shorter form provides sufficient information to locate the reference. The NLM now lists all authors.

BCMJ standard citation style is a slight modification of the ICMJE/NLM style, as follows:

  • Only the first three authors are listed, followed by "et al."
  • There is no period after the journal name.
  • Page numbers are not abbreviated.


For more information on the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, visit www.icmje.org

BCMJ Guidelines for Authors

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