Embellished Vancouver with numbers in the text

Hi Everyone,

I need some help in finding the correct endnote style to format references in the "Embellished Vancouver with numbers in the text"format. I’m writing a manuscript for Biomaterials journal which requires this format. Please help me. 

Thank you


Either you can paste the exact format requirements here (so we don’t have to find them ourselves) and someone might recognize it, or you can peruse the numerous styles in the sticky messagein this forum?

This is the format required. I was not able to locate it on the forum.

S. Kaushal, G.E. Amiel, K.J. Guleserian, O.M. Shapira, T. Perry and F.W. Sutherland et al., Functional small-diameter neovessels created using endothelial progenitor cells expanded ex vivo, Nat Med 7 (9) (2001), pp. 1035–1040

Thanks for the info. 

Best regards


Okay, well that wasn’t really enough (need in-text citation/ordering/book chapter example, etc), so I did go and look it up and found this (which differs from your example): 

Embellished Vancouver with numbers in the text Text: (this is closest to the Sage Vancouver, downloadable from the Endnote website with, with superscripted references in the text and  the appropriate italics of the journal name etc).


Indicate references by superscript numbers in the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.


List: Number the references in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.




Reference to a journal publication:



  1. Van der Geer J, Hanraads JAJ, Lupton RA. The art of writing a scientific article. J Sci Commun 2000;163:51–9.


Reference to a book:


  1. Strunk Jr W, White EB. The elements of style. 3rd ed. New York: Macmillan; 1979.


Reference to a chapter in an edited book:


  1. Mettam GR, Adams LB. How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In: Jones BS, Smith RZ, editors. Introduction to the electronic age. New York: E- Publishing Inc; 1999, p. 281–304.


Note shortened form for last page number. e.g., 51–9, and that for more than 6 authors the first 6 should be listed followed by ‘et al.’


For further details you are referred to “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals” (J Am Med Assoc 1997;277:927–34), see also http://www.nlm.nih.gov/tsd/serials/terms_cond.html



and because it was different from your example, I did go to the Biomaterials journal site you mentioned and found this: (and it is different, but not in the way you presented) this is closest to IOP Vancouver, with the difference being that the volumes are bolded and spaces are between the initials of the authors. 

They can be easily tweeked, but I have to get to a meeting, and haven’t time to do it after all the investigating. sorry.


References : All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript. In the text refer to references by a number in square brackets on the line (e.g. Since Peterson[1]), and the full reference should be formatted according to the permutation of the Vancouver reference system with numbers in the text. It is suggested that authors refer to the following link for a comprehensive overview of the Vancouver reference styles: Vancouver Reference Styles

Examples of formatting follow:

  1. Driessens FCM, Boltong MG, Bermudez O, Planell JA. Formulation and setting times of some calcium orthophosphate cements: a pilot study. J Mater Sci: Mater Med 1993;4:503-508.
  1. Nancollas H. In vitro studies of calcium phosphate crystallisation. In: Mann S, Webb J, Williams RJP, editors.


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Thanks a lot Leanne. Appreciate all the help.

Best regards