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Vancouver referencing guide (Online): PRISMA

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This is how we would advise you to reference PRISMA. You will just need to change the cited date to the date that you viewed it online.

Note: Cited dates must always follow the formula of “Year Month Day”. Always abbreviate the month to the first 3 letters.


Article title.

Journal name [Internet].

Year of publication [cited date];

Volume number

(Issue number):

Inclusive page number(s) of the article. 

Available from:


Moher D, Liberati A, Tetzlaff J, Altman DG. Preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses: the PRISMA statement. PLoS Medicine [Internet]. 2009 [cited 2018 Feb 9]; 6(7): e1000097 [5p.]. Available from: