Not able to cite a website including its city in Vancouver style


If one wants to cite a website in Vancouver style, they should include the publisher and its city after the title, for instance:

World Health Organization. Drinking water [Internet]. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2015 Jun [cited 2015 Jul 20]. Available from:

But the element type "website", doesn't have "city" and "publisher" fields (

So, no wonder that the reference inserted displays no city. This is a reference produced with a "website" element in Vancouver style, which lacks city and publisher:

Instituto Nacional de Estadística. Encuesta Nacional de Salud 2017 [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2019 Jan 17]. Available from:

If I change the element type to "report", I get the "city" field, so I can produce a correct reference (because other fields used in "reports" are blank):

Instituto Nacional de Estadística. Encuesta Nacional de Salud 2017 [Internet]. Madrid: Instituto Nacional de Estadística; 2018 Jun [cited 2019 Jan 17]. Available from:

On one hand I get a correct citation, but on the other hand I don't feel confortable using a report type to store a website (it makes the library a bit messy). Maybe at the end of the document I will use a different citation style, and maybe this style will handle a "report" differently than a website...

Am I missing something?
Is there a possibility to add a "city" or "publisher" field to a website element type?
Should I accept the idea of storing an element under a different element type?

Thanks in advance
  • You can force publisher and place into webpage using
    publisher: WHO
    publisher-pace: Geneva

    in the extra field (not sure if the current Vancouver style picks that up though), but I would argue a lot of the above items can well be thought of as reports.
  • Thanks for your extraordinarily quick answer!

    It works fine!
    (there is a mistyping in publisher-pace lacking the "L", publisher pLace)

    It is true that sometimes websites can be thought like reports, but sometimes this is not fully accurate (the sample WHO website has a report, but one can be interested in the bigger webpage including the report and other tools), and usually quite forced, for instance, the reference I used is a National Survey which in fact has a report associated, but I am not citing the report, but a different data chunk which is available in this specific URL. Similar situation can arise with thesaurus-like websites, or quick search websites for physicians..., its forced to consider them as reports.

    Thanks again!
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