New launching soon

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 56, No. 6, July August 2014, Page 286 News

As part of Doctors of BC’s commitment to better engage with members, we will soon be launching our new, redesigned website. 

Upon launch this summer, members, partners, and the public will see a completely restructured Easy to navigate and intuitive to use, the site will feature engaging visuals and a contemporary design. The redesign will allow us to better profile how, through partnership and innovation, doctors are making a meaningful difference for the profession and for their patients. 

Reflecting changes in how we consume information online, the site will also be responsive (mobile- and tablet-friendly) so whether sitting at a desk or on the go, users can find the information they need, when they need it. All areas of the site will be accessible and optimized for mobile viewing. 

Upon login, members will have access to new features and interactive tools, such as the ability to comment on president’s blog posts or bookmark most-visited pages to their personal homepage. Performing tasks like paying dues and updating account information will be streamlined. 

An organization’s website is typically its first touch point with members, and we hope to greatly enhance the user experience by providing timely, relevant, and engaging content through the new
—Kate Senkow
Marketing and Digital Communications Manager

Kate Senkow,. New launching soon. BCMJ, Vol. 56, No. 6, July, August, 2014, Page(s) 286 - 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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