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How to Reference "The Lancet"

Updated March 23, 2017

Step 1

Format your citation in the following format if you are referencing a print article from "The Lancet" and following APA style guidelines: Author's Last, F. (Year of Publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number), pages.

For example: Smith, L. (2011). Incidence and clearance of genital human papillomavirus infection in men. The Lancet, 377(9769), 932-940.

Make sure that the title of the journal is italicized. Capitalize only the first word of the article title, as well as the first letters of proper nouns.

Step 2

Format your citation in the following format if you are referencing an online article from "The Lancet" and following APA style guidelines: Author's Last, F. (Year of Publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number). Retrieved from http://www.webaddress.com

For example: Smith, L. (2011). Incidence and clearance of genital human papillomavirus infection in men. The Lancet, 377(9769). Retrieved from http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2810%2962342-2/fulltext

Step 3

Format your citation in the following format if you are referencing a print article from "The Lancet" and following MLA style guidelines: Author's Last, First. "Title of Article." Title of Journal volume number.issue number (Year of Publication): pages. Medium of Publication.

For example: Smith, Larry. "Incidence and Clearance of Genital Human Papillomavirus Infection in Men." The Lancet 377.9769 (2011): 932-940. Print.

Italicize the name of the journal and the volume number.

Step 4

Format your citation in the following format if you are referencing an article from "The Lancet" website and following MLA style guidelines: Author's Last, First. "Title of Article." Title of Journal volume number.issue number (Year of Publication): pages. Medium of Publication. Date of Access.

For example: Smith, Larry. "Incidence and Clearance of Genital Human Papillomavirus Infection in Men." The Lancet 377.9769 (2011): 932-940. Web. 21 Apr. 2011.

If the article only appears on the website and does not also appear in print, use "n. pag." instead of page numbers. For example: Smith, Larry. "Incidence and Clearance of Genital Human Papillomavirus Infection in Men." The Lancet 377.9769 (2011): n. pag. Web. 21 Apr. 2011.

MLA style no longer requires the use of URLs. However, if you would like to include a web address, enclose it in brackets at the end of your citation. For example:

Smith, Larry. "Incidence and Clearance of Genital Human Papillomavirus Infection in Men." The Lancet 377.9769 (2011): 932-940. Web. 21 Apr. 2011.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2810%2962342-2/fulltext

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