Guide: How to cite a Patent in Vancouver (brackets, no "et al.") style

Guide: How to cite a Patent in Vancouver (brackets, no "et al.") style

Cite A Patent in Vancouver (brackets, no "et al.") style

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Use the following template to cite a patent using the Vancouver (brackets, no "et al.") citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.

Key:

Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the Vancouver (brackets, no "et al.") style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.

Template:

1. Author Surname Author Initial. Title. Location; Patent Number, Year Published. 

Example:

1. MacDonald C, Walton N. The Role of Critical Thinking in Ethical Reasoning [Internet]. The Nursing Ethics Blog. 2014 [cited 29 April 2015]. Available from: http://nursingethicsblog.com/2014/01/13/the-role-of-critical-thinking-in-ethical-reasoning/

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.

Template

[1]

Example

ethics isn’t just about opinions… not all opinions are equally well supported. Some opinions are based on mistakes of fact, and others are the result of faulty reasoning. The very same goes for ethical opinions. While all persons are equally worthy of respect, not all ethical points of view are equally well grounded in good arguments [1]

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