Reminder: Apply for 2016–17 benefits under the Parental Leave Program

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 58 , No. 7 , September 2016 , Pages 403 News

Are you a physician practising medicine in British Columbia? Are you or your spouse having or adopting a baby or planning a pregnancy between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017?

If so, it is important to take advantage of the Parental Leave Program, one of the negotiated benefits administered by Doctors of BC. In addition to pregnancy benefits for female physicians, the program provides parental benefits for male physicians and adoptive parents. Benefits are payable for up to 17 weeks at the rate of 50% of eligible income up to a maximum of $1000 per week.

For more information or an application package, contact Lorie Lynch at 604 638-2882 or llynch@doctorsofbc.ca, or Ann Marie O’Driscoll at 604 638-2865 or aodriscoll@doctorsofbc.ca.

. Reminder: Apply for 2016–17 benefits under the Parental Leave Program. BCMJ, Vol. 58, No. 7, September, 2016, Page(s) 403 - 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 www.icmje.org

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