Vancouver is a numbered referencing style, predominantly used in medical fields. It is based on the AMA manual of Style, 11th edition.

This guide is primarily for students completing assignments at Curtin University. If you are publishing (e.g. journal article, PhD), please consult the above publication as the reference examples provided here may differ from the requirements outlined in the official style guide.

Printable referencing guide

A printable Vancouver referencing guide is available on the UniSkills downloads page.

Note on assignment formatting

Please check your unit outline/Blackboard for assignment formatting requirements (such as fonts, headers, spacing, word counts etc.) and assignment cover sheets. PhD and Masters by research students should consult the relevant publication manual for formatting information.