We’ve had a few enquiries recently about how to reference the PRISMA flow chart using the Vancouver style of referencing.
Below is an example of how to do this in-text and in the reference list.
In-text: Give the PRISMA flow chart a title. Remember the citation number goes after the full-stop. Your citation can be placed in square or round brackets or you can use superscript- just be consistent throughout you assignment.
Figure 1. PRISMA flow chart showing etc. .
In the reference list:
Moher D, Liberati A, Tetzlaff J, Altman DG. Preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses: the PRISMA statement. PLoS Medicine [Internet]. 2009 [cited 2018 Feb 9]; 6(7): e1000097 [5p.]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000097