Guide: How to cite a Patent in BMJ style

Guide: How to cite a Patent in BMJ style

Cite A Patent in BMJ style

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Use the following template to cite a patent using the BMJ citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the BMJ style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


1 Author Surname Author Initial. Title. Year Published.


1 2015.[ (accessed 1 May 2015).

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.




Marlands Shopping Centre was opened September 1991. At the the time, the Marlands Shopping Centre was the largest shopping centre in Southampton and the first significant shopping centre in the city. However it is now dwarfed by West Quay, which opened in 2000. [1]

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