Category:CS1 errors: Vancouver style
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This is a tracking category for CS1 citations that have Vancouver style errors.
Vancouver style error
This error is reported for citations that use
Vancouver style restricts author or editor names to the Latin alphabet. For the purposes of this test, Module:Citation/CS1 defines the Latin alphabet as the letters defined in the Unicode Latin character sets:
- C0 Controls and Basic Latin (0041–005A, 0061–007A)
- C1 Controls and Latin-1 Supplement (00C0–00D6, 00D8–00F6, 00F8–00FF)
- Latin Extended-A (0100–017F)
- Latin Extended-B (0180–01BF, 01C4–024F)
This error is also reported when more than two initials are used: in case of more than two initials, list only the first two.
This error is also reported when a corporate or institutional author is listed in
|vauthors= without proper delimiters. Corporate authors should be listed this way:
|vauthors=First Surname FM, Surname AB, ((Corporate or institutional Author)), Lastsurname XY
While normally correct, sometimes the names listed on a PMID page contain errors when the author surname has a lowercase nobiliary particle. For example, PMID 17726700 lists Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz as Doeberitz Mv which is not correct. This author's name should be listed as
|vauthors=von Knebel Doeberitz M.
Certain punctuation will be flagged as an error. For example, Unicode U+2019, right single quotation mark, causes an error because it is not a member of the Latin character sets identified above:
|vauthors=Van’t Veer M. Replace this character with the straight (or typewriter) apostrophe:
|vauthors=Van't Veer M.
To resolve this error, Romanize author and editor names. Romanizing can result in two-letter initials, for example, the Greek letter 'Θ' Romanizes to 'Th'. When author names have this kind of initial, Module:Citation/CS1 can't know if this kind of initial is a typo or a legitimate Romanized character so it will emit the Vancouver error. To suppress the error after determining that the two-character initial is correct and not a typo, treat the name as if it were a corporate name by wrapping it in doubled parentheses:
|vauthors=..., Tatarinov IuS, ... →
|vauthors=..., ((Tatarinov IuS)), ...
Similarly, Chinese hyphenated given names may appear in PubMed listings. For example: 'Wang Hsien-yu' may be listed on PubMed as 'Wang Hy' which will result in a Vancouver error. When this occurs, and upon verification that such names are correct, wrap them in doubled parentheses.
Specific Rules for Names:
- Surnames with hyphens and other punctuation in them
- Other surname rules
- Given names containing punctuation, a prefix, a preposition, or particle
- Degrees, titles, and honors before or after a personal name
- Designations of rank within a family, such as Jr and III
- Names appearing in non-roman alphabets (Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, Korean) or character-based languages (Chinese, Japanese)
- Organizations as author
- cs1|2 does not obey the semicolon-as-separator rule. Separate corporate and organizational names from each other and from individual names with a comma; wrap corporate and organizational names in doubled parentheses as described above
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- "C0 Controls and Basic Latin" (PDF). Unicode. Retrieved 2015-04-19.
- "C1 Controls and Latin-1 Supplement" (PDF). Unicode. Retrieved 2015-04-19.
- "Latin Extended-A" (PDF). Unicode. Retrieved 2015-04-19.
- "Latin Extended-B" (PDF). Unicode. Retrieved 2015-04-19.
- "Other surname rules". National Center for Biotechnology Information. 2018-05-18.
- Patrias K (2007). "Names in non-roman alphabets or character-based languages". In Wendling D (ed.). Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers [Internet] (2nd ed.). Bethesda: National Library of Medicine.
- "Greek" (PDF). Library of Congress.
- Patrias K (2007). Wendling D (ed.). Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers [Internet] (2nd ed.). Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine (US). Retrieved 2019-03-31.