Guide: How to cite a Journal in NLM style

Guide: How to cite a Journal in NLM style

Cite A Journal in NLM style

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Use the following template to cite a journal using the NLM 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 NLM style.

Reference list

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


1. Author Surname Author Initial. Title. Publication Title [Internet]. Year Published [cited 2013 Oct 10];Volume number(Issue number):Pages Used. Available from: http://Website URL


1. Tahan H, Sminkey P. Motivational interviewing: Building rapport with clients to encourage desirable behavioral and lifestyle changes. Professional case management. 2012;17(4):164--172. 

In-text citation

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




“Expression of empathy; Recognition of discrepancies; Rolling with resistance; supporting self-efficacy [1]

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