When citing a scientific paper for your online article, it is best to spell out the journal’s entire name that published the scientific paper. You may also want to italicize the name of the journal and include a hyperlink to the paper. It is best to have the hyperlink go directed to the journal or to pubmed. It is strongly advised to not have a hyperlink to a secondary source (eg, newspaper article or medical news article). The reason for this is that those latter links may change whereas url’s at pubmed or the journal will not. And a bad link on your article reflects badly on the integrity of your site.
Example: Barbara Burton, M.D., and colleagues published the results of their phase 3 study in the New England Journal of Medicine indicating that sebelipase alfa is safe and effective in treating patients with lysosomal lipase deficiency.
At the end of the article, you may also want to include the entire reference using the AMA (American Medical Association) style for referencing. That style is:
Authors surname and initial. Article title. Journal Title (abbreviated). Year Published; volume #: pages. Available at: http://Website URL. Date accessed.
Example: Burton BK, Balwani M, Feillet F, et al. A phase 3 trial of sebelipas alfa in lysosomal lipase deficiency. N Engl j Med. 2015;373:1010-1020. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1501365
Available at: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1501365. Accessed December 27, 2017.
It is generally not necessary to memorize this format or know the abbreviated versions of a journal’s name. The format and abbreviations can be seen at pubmed where the scientific article is also documented.