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Page Numbers or Chapter Number 


Cheryl Iverson

Page Numbers or Chapter Number

Use arabic numerals, unless the pages referred to use roman pagination (eg, the preliminary pages of a book).

  • 1. Lewinsohn P. Depression in adolescents. In: Gottlib IH, Hammen CL, eds. Handbook of Depression. New York, NY: Guilford Press; 2002:541-553.

  • 2. Mahan MDF. Preface. In: The Chicago Manual of Style. 15th ed. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press; 2003:xi-xiii.

If a book uses separate pagination within each chapter, follow the style used in the book. Notice that in the example below, because the page numbers contain hyphens, an en dash is used to separate them, rather than the usual hyphen.

  • 3. Kasmar AG, Climi SA, David BT. Infectious diseases. In: Sabatine MS, ed. Pocket Medicine. 2nd ed. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2000:6-1–6-20.

Inclusive page numbers are preferred. The chapter number may be used instead if the author does not provide the inclusive page numbers, even after being queried.

  • 4. Dybul M, Connors M, Fauci AS. Immunology of HIV infection. In: Paul WE, ed. Fundamental Immunology. 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2003:chap 42.

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