Discipline = Citation Style
In October 2015 the Life West Faculty Senate adopted the NLM style as the standard for Life Chiropractic College West.
Go to NLM Examples tab for examples of formatting a citation for the most common types of source material. For greater detail, refer to:
Patrias K. Citing medicine: the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers [Internet]. 2nd ed. Wendling DL, technical editor. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2007 - [updated 2015 Oct 2; cited 2015 Oct 20]. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/citingmedicine.
Five medical editors and a representative from the National Library of Medical meet in Vancouver Canada. It was 1978 and they called themselves the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). The reason for the meeting? A request from the University of Washington medical school secretary tired of re-typing references in different forms for different journals. From that meeting the ICMJE published the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (URM) in 1978 to standardize manuscript format and preparation.
Remember, the meeting's topic was formatting references. The members decided, "Use the form of references adopted by the United States National Library of Medicine and used in Index Medicus."1 Over the years since the meeting was held in Vancouver Canada this became known as the Vancouver Style. Which is really the National Library of Medicine format.
The ICMJE group still works to improve the quality of medical science reporting. It meets annual to refine their recommendations now known as Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals.
1. Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. International Steering Committee of Medical Editors. Br Med J [Internet]. 1978 May 20 [Cited 2017 Mar 21];1(6123):1334-6. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1604723/1.
Examples of Journals Using the NLM Format.
Additional information can be found at the ICMJE's Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals.