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JAVMA Citation Style Checklist

  1. Did you cite all of the following?
    1. original ideas that are not common knowledge
    2. mentions of author names
    3. paraphrases or summaries of an authors published or unpublished ideas
    4. data/facts
    5. direct quotes
  2. Did you include all elements of each reference?
    1. Article: author(s). Article title. Journal title in NLM/PubMed format. year; volume: start page - end page.
    2. Book chapter: Chapter author(s). Chapter title. In: Book editors, eds. Book title, ed. #. Publisher location: Publisher name, year; start page – end page.
    3. Website: Author. Title. Available at: URL. Accessed month day year.
    4. Proceedings (print): Author(s). Presentation title, in Proceedings Title year; start page – end page.
  3. Did you include footnotes for abstracts, conference presentations (oral), online databases, personal communications, drug products or equipment, computer software, and theses/dissertations?
  4. For references with more than 3 authors, did you list only the first 3 followed by “et al”?
  5. Are your citations consistent?
  6. Did you include in-text citations?
  7. Did you use NLM/PubMed journal abbreviations?
  8. Did you cite images (title, author, URL, use permission) in your presentation?
  9. Did you cite references in your presentation visually and orally?

Bibliographic Management Resources and Tools

Bibliographic Management Resources:   Reference management software will be helpful for senior papers and as a lifelong tool for organizing journal articles and generating citation lists centered around a topic of personal or professional interest. Learn to use Cite-While-You-Write early in your first year and always double check your reference lists; no software is a perfect tool.

  1. EndNote  Most WSU subscribed scholarly databases will seamlessly export citations to EndNote.
  2. Zotero 
    • A free, open-source browser-based software that allows you to save both citations from scholarly databases and freely available web pages  Make sure you are running the latest version of your browser before installing Zotero and install the Zotero connector. 
  3. Other options are: Mendeley, Papers, CiteULike, Faculty1000 and more.

Evaluate bibliographic software based on ease of import/export, ability to organize pdf's and storage capacity, indexing/tagging, annotation ability, sharing features, citation formatting options, and Cite-While-You-Write plug-in options.

See the EndNote Library Guide for links to a comparison chart.

Always make sure that all of the metadata from a citation has been saved, and save a permalink to the article (PMID, doi, or publisher provided) in the URL field. This is the best way to share the citation with others.

If you are using a Mac, you will need to set your CiteWhileYouWrite Preferences in Word under Tools>EndNote>CiteWhileYouWrite Preferences>Application>Chose EndNote OR EndNote online.

JAVMA citation style

CVM students are expected to use the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association citation style in Senior Papers.

Endnote Tips for JAVMA format

Journal names double checked to assure they are abbreviated exactly as they are in PubMed

Cite-While-You-Write formatting in Word

  1. If reference list shows as grey background go to EndNote tab>Convert Citations and Bibliography>Convert to Plain Text.
  2. In-text citations should be superscript for JAVMA

Hanging indent - Some helpful advice from WSU Libraries Endnote expert Chelsea Leachman on how to fix this in EndNote:

1. Go to the Endnote toolbar, select edit> output styles> edit/name of style. This will display the output style's options.

2. In the left column scroll down to Bibliography> layout.

3. Check the bottom of the Layout window for the Hanging Indent Setting > All paragraphs (this will insert a command to create a hanging indent at the beginning of each new reference).

4. Save and close the dialog box.

You can then change to hanging indent within Word if you have added Endnote for Cite-While-You-Write. Go to Configure Bibliography>Layout> Select hanging indent of 0.5in.

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