Government Publication/Report [Online] [from Electronic source using Vancouver]

Overview

The format is very much like a book, with author, year, title, place of publication and publisher. However, if it comes from a recognised series, include the series title and number in round brackets after the title. Some types of report may have a corporate author (the name of the organization responsible for the report goes in the author position).

Standard Form

Author Initials. Title of the report [Internet] . Place of publication. Publisher; Year [Cited year month day]. Available from: URL

Examples

Integrated Care Policy. Better Care Fund: how it will work in 2016 to 2017 [Internet]. London. Department of Health; 2016 [Cited 2016 May 16]. Available from: https://www.gov.uk/government/ publications/better-care-fund-how-it-will-work-in-2016-to-2017

Citation in Text

Remember this will be a running number at the first use of a reference. If the reference is re-used then repeat the number allocated. Keep your style constant, either parenthesis (number) throughout, or superscript number. Do not change between the two. If your department recommends a particular style then use that.

The Department of Health publication Saving Lives (12) set new ground ........

or

The Department of Health publication Saving Lives (12) set new ground ........12