Citing OMIA

Citing OMIA as a whole: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals, OMIA. Sydney School of Veterinary Science, {date of download}. World Wide Web URL:
OMIA number

From 1st September 2011, the OMIA number is binomial. The format is OMIA:xxxxxx-yyyy, where xxxxxx is the 6-digit number for a trait/disorder, and yyyy is the NCBI species taxonomy id.

(Updated March 2023, adding the colon : to conform to global standards, e.g. the Bioregistry)

The canonical URL for OMIA entries is

Citing a specific entry in OMIA: Note Many times it is most appropriate to cite the actual journal article.) Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA). Sydney School of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney. MIA Number: {OMIA number}: {Date last edited}: . World Wide Web URL:
Citing an OMIA entry for personal communication: {Authors};{Date}. Personal Communication in Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA). OMIA Number: {OMIA number} University of Sydney. World Wide Web URL:
Note: Citation instructions adapted from those found at Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, OMIM (TM). McKusick-Nathans Institute for Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) and National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine (Bethesda, MD), {12/DEC/2006}. World Wide Web URL: