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Welcome to Wikipedia. Here are suggested readings: WP:SECONDARY and WP:TERTIARY. The gist of these guidelines is:

  • Wikipedia prefers citations to reviews and books, not primary journal references (tens of thousands appear annually). Citing secondary sources is the encyclopedic style. My guess, Org Lett, just one of many specialized organic journals, publishes 500-1000 article per year. It is impossible for Wikipedia to cite them equitably, so we refrain, but strive to take the extra step of identifying reviews. If you have questions, many editors can offer advice. Happy editing.--Smokefoot (talk) 19:00, 16 January 2018 (UTC)


Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia. Remember that when adding content about health, please only use high-quality reliable sources as references. We typically use review articles, major textbooks and position statements of national or international organizations (There are several kinds of sources that discuss health: here is how the community classifies them and uses them). WP:MEDHOW walks you through editing step by step. A list of resources to help edit health content can be found here. The edit box has a built-in citation tool to easily format references based on the PMID or ISBN. We also provide style advice about the structure and content of medicine-related encyclopedia articles. The welcome page is another good place to learn about editing the encyclopedia. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a note. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 06:47, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

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