How to format your references using the Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
Gladysz, J. A. (2006). Chemistry. Fluorous to the core. Science (New York, N.Y.), 313(5791), 1249–1250.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lee, S. S.-J., & Mudaliar, A. (2009). Medicine. Racing forward: the Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act. Science (New York, N.Y.), 323(5912), 342.
A journal article with 3 authors
Jasny, B., Mueller, K., & Roberts, L. (2010). HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS: Eastern Europe. Introduction. Science (New York, N.Y.), 329(5988), 159.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Gigan, S., Böhm, H. R., Paternostro, M., Blaser, F., Langer, G., Hertzberg, J. B., et al. (2006). Self-cooling of a micromirror by radiation pressure. Nature, 444(7115), 67–70.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Arduin, P.-E., Grundstein, M., & Rosenthal-Sabroux, C. (2015). Information and Knowledge System. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Jajodia, S., & Mazumdar, C. (Eds.). (2005). Information Systems Security: First International Conference, ICISS 2005, Kolkata, India, December 19-21, 2005. Proceedings (Vol. 3803). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Lambrinos, L., & Georgatos, F. (2008). A Case for Multimedia Streaming over the Grid Infrastructure. In G. Pavlou, T. Ahmed, & T. Dagiuklas (Eds.), Management of Converged Multimedia Networks and Services: 11th IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Management of Multimedia and Mobile Networks and Services, MMNS 2008, Samos Island, Greece, September 22-26, 2008. Proceedings (pp. 33–38). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology.

Blog post
Andrews, R. (2016, August 30). Regularly Reading Books Prolongs Your Life By Up To Two Years. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 2018


This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
Government Accountability Office. (1980). The Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 (No. 113316). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Bujarbarua, V. (2015). Production Optimization Using an In-Situ Steam Generator in a Rejuvenated Heavy Oil Field (Doctoral dissertation). University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
Walsh, M. W. (2010, September 15). Inquiry Focuses on White House Role in Preserving Union Pensions at Delphi. New York Times, p. B3.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Gladysz 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Gladysz 2006; Lee and Mudaliar 2009).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Lee and Mudaliar 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Gigan et al. 2006)

About the journal

Full journal titleAdaptive Human Behavior and Physiology
AbbreviationAdapt. Human Behav. Physiol.
ISSN (online)2198-7335

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