Bond University Vancouver Referencing

This guide will help you discover how to reference a source in the Bond Vancouver style.



  • This referencing guide has been updated to align with the AMA Manual of Style,11th edition and was released in January 2021.
  • A link to the updated EndNote output style is available below.
  • An archive copy of the previous Bond Vancouver referencing guide, based on the AMA Manual of Style, 10th edition is available in PDF from the sidebar for anyone still using that style.

About this style 

Vancouver is a numbered style:

  • In-text citations appear in consecutive numerical order, indicated by superscript numbers.
  • Numbered references containing full bibliographic details, are listed at the end of the document. These are ordered numerically, as they appear in-text.

Vancouver referencing is based on the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals which is informed by the NLM publication Citing Medicine. The American Medical Association have adapted those sources to produce their own version of Vancouver which is outlined in the AMA Manual of Style. The Bond Vancouver referencing Style is a slightly modified version of the AMA Manual of Style, 11th Edition.

The Bond Vancouver style is designed to assist Bond University students in preparing references for their assignments. If you are preparing a manuscript for publication, please refer to your chosen journal’s particular referencing requirements.

This guide may be used to create references by hand or with the reference management software EndNote.

Please refer to Chapter 3 of the full AMA Manual of Style, 11th edition for all available examples.

Bond Vancouver – EndNote output style 

EndNote software allows you to create your own personal database of references, known as an EndNote library. It can be used to keep track of the references you use for your work, and it can also be used in conjunction with MS Word to produce formatted references.

You must first install EndNote on your laptop/computer. See this page for the steps.
To use EndNote to reference according to the above Vancouver Style document:

  • Download the output style, linked below.
  • Click the downloaded .ens file to open it with EndNote.
  • In EndNote go to File > Save As. Give the style an appropriate name, eg. Bond Vancouver, AMA 11th.
  • You will now be able to select that style for use in EndNote.

For more help with EndNote see the Library’s EndNote Guide. You can also contact the Library for any further help you need using EndNote.