Changes to the Editorial Board

Dr Timothy Rowe Dr Amanda Ribeiro
Dr Timothy Rowe Dr Amanda Ribeiro

It is not without a little sadness that the BCMJ says goodbye to Dr Timothy Rowe. Dr Rowe has been an Editorial Board member since the dawn of civilization (1993), and his vast experience will be missed. Dr Rowe applies his high intellect in the pursuit of both correctness (particularly grammar) and wisdom. The Editorial Board would like to thank Dr Rowe on behalf of all members and wish him the best in his next endeavors.

Dr Rowe’s place at the BCMJ table has been filled by Dr Amanda Ribeiro. Dr Ribeiro is an OB/GYN resident and a former co-editor of the UBC Medical Journal. She is as well rounded as they come and brings a welcome, passionate, younger voice to our Board. Dr Ribeiro’s contributions will ensure ongoing excellence at the BCMJ in the years to come.

David R. Richardson, MD. Changes to the Editorial Board. BCMJ, Vol. 61, No. 3, April, 2019, Page(s) 132 - News.

Above is the information needed to cite this article in your paper or presentation. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommends the following citation style, which is the now nearly universally accepted citation style for scientific papers:
Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347:284-7.

About the ICMJE and citation styles

The ICMJE is small group of editors of general medical journals who first met informally in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1978 to establish guidelines for the format of manuscripts submitted to their journals. The group became known as the Vancouver Group. Its requirements for manuscripts, including formats for bibliographic references developed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), were first published in 1979. The Vancouver Group expanded and evolved into the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), which meets annually. The ICMJE created the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals to help authors and editors create and distribute accurate, clear, easily accessible reports of biomedical studies.

An alternate version of ICMJE style is to additionally list the month an issue number, but since most journals use continuous pagination, the shorter form provides sufficient information to locate the reference. The NLM now lists all authors.

BCMJ standard citation style is a slight modification of the ICMJE/NLM style, as follows:

  • Only the first three authors are listed, followed by "et al."
  • There is no period after the journal name.
  • Page numbers are not abbreviated.

For more information on the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, visit

BCMJ Guidelines for Authors

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