As of May 27, 2002
The ARVO Board of Trustees on May 4, 2002, approved the following abstract citation policy for its journals, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science and Journal of Vision, and Translational Vision Science and Technology.
Effective with June 1, 2002 manuscript submissions, all citations to ARVO abstracts are to appear parenthetically within the text, not as bibliographic references, using the following format: (First Author name, ARVO Abstract [program number], [year]).
Abstracts for 1977-2001: (Otaishat NM, et al. IOVS 1997;38:ARVO Abstract 1415)
Abstracts for 2002 forward: (Roska BM, et al. IOVS 2002;43:ARVO E-Abstract 989)
ARVO has no control over citations to ARVO abstracts in other publications or documents, such as CVs. If abstracts are citable in those publications, the format specified by the publication must be used. Below are examples of the elements that might be included.
For abstracts prior to 2002, the following format could be used:
Otaishat NM, Li S, Naash MI, Pepperberg DR. Retinoid kinetics in the VPP mouse, a model of autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa [ARVO Abstract]. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1997;38(4):S303. Abstract nr 1415.
For ARVO abstracts from 2002 forward, the following format could be used:
Roska BM, et al. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2002;43:ARVO E-Abstract 989