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Volume Number

Use arabic numerals for volume numbers if the work cited includes more than 1 volume, even if the publisher used roman numerals.

If the volumes have no separate titles, merely numbers, the number should be given after the general title.

  • 1. US Department of Health and Human Services. Understanding and Improving Health and Objectives for Improving Health. Vol 1. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2000.

If the volumes have separate titles, the title of the volume referred to should be given first, with the title of the overall series of which the volume is a part given in the final field, along with the name of the general editor and the volume number, if applicable.

  • 2. Kleiss W, Marcus C, Wabitsch M, eds. Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence. Leipzig, Germany: Karger; 2004. Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine; vol 9.

In example 2 above, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine is the name of the entire series; Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence is the ninth volume.

When a book title includes a volume number or other identifying number, use the title as it was published. Note: The volume number does not need to be repeated in its customary place after the year if it is included in the book’s title.

  • 3. Field Manual 4–02.17: Preventive Medicine Services. Washington, DC: US Dept of the Army; 2000.

  • 4. US Veterans Health Administration/Department of Defense. Clinical Practice Guidelines: Diabetes Mellitus Algorithms—Module F: Foot Care. Washington, DC: Veterans Health Administration; 2003.

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