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Journal Article

Complete references for a journal article will include: 

  • Author’s surnames and initials
  • Title of article and subtitle (as applicable)
  • Abbreviated name of journal
  • Year (or online publication date)
  • Volume number
  • Issue number
  • Part or supplement number, when pertinent
  • Location (page[s] or e-locator)
  • DOI



1. Obama B. United States health care reform: progress to date and next steps. JAMA. 2016;316(5):525-532. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.9797

2. Wang G, Hu FB, Mistry KB, et al. Association between maternal prepregnancy body mass index and plasma folate concentrations with child metabolic health. JAMA Pediatr. 2016:170(8):e160845. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.0845