Newspaper article [from Print source using Vancouver]


If there is a named author (byline) begin the reference with the author.

If there is no byline, put the title of the item in the place of the author.

Give as much location information as possible to locate the article. Use the terminology as used by paper. This includes starting column number counting from the left.

If pagination is not continuous quote pages separated by a comma

Standard Form

Author Initials. Title of the article. Title of newspaper. year month day; section letter number or name:page number (col. no).


Boseley S. Doctors running out of antibiotics to fight some infections, say experts. Guardian. 2008 Sep 11:12 (col. 3).

Pollitt M. New heights for proton therapy cancer treatment. Guardian. 2008 Aug 21; TechnologyGuardian:6 (col. 3).

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 technique is used to treat eye cancers. (10)


The technique is used to treat eye cancers.10


  • Vancouver allows months to be shortened to their first three letters.
  • If adverts appear to the left of starting column look at the rest of the page or other pages of the paper to gain an idea of which number column an article actually starts.