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How to limit authors' list and add "et al." at the end of the list.

Limiting authors' list

Select this option. Once you click, "et al" options will appear.
This dropdown list helps you select the "threshold" number of authors to be limited. Herein, the limit will be active if the number of authors is bigger than "6".
This checkbox will be selected as default.
This dropdown list helps you select the number of authors to be displayed. Herein, only first "3" authors will be displayed.

How to reuse a citation style.

Each citation formatting style has a unique and permanent web address. Just follow its address. A typical style address looks like as below:

How to select a citation style visually.

You can select a citation style visually, if it is listed on quick-styles page. It is super-simple: Click on the item and start generating citations.

How to cite PubMed articles that are not yet in an issue.

PMID2cite detects whether an article is in issue. If not yet published, it offers alternative 'citation by DOI' styles according to the user selections.

How to find the PMID number of an article.

A typical PubMed journal article has the URL structure as follows:
where xxxxxxxx is the PMID number that points to the article. PMIDs are represented as 1- to 8-digit accession numbers and they are not reused in PubMed database.

An alternative way to get the PMID number of an article within the browser window is, just add the the string ?report=uilist&format=text at the end of the URL of an article. The final version of the URL should be as
where xxxxxxxx is the PMID number.
Please remember, the PMID numbers can be up to 8 digits.

How to cite in Vancouver style.

The easiest way to cite in Vancouver style is using this link. If you want to edit this style format and use/create another variant of the Vancouver citation style, please use the built-in citation style generator. Simple and handy!

How to cite PubMed articles in AMA style.

Please use this link to cite in American Medical Association (AMA) style. In case you would like to create a variant of the AMA citation format, please use our built-in citation style generator.

How to generate citations in APA style format.

PMID2cite uses a special algorithm for creating American Psychological Association (APA) style. The free APA citation is generated according to the article's publication status whether the article is in an issue.

How to generate reference lists using PMID2cite.

The reference list feature is usable for all of the PMID2cite interfaces including AMA, APA, Vancouver, Journal-specific pages, and Quick-styles. After you enter the PMID and make a query, the returned record is appended to the temporary reference list assigned to the user. The list will not be updated if the query returns "empty" record or the item is already on the list. The reference lists are session-based and will be deleted after the session ends.

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