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
Allen, P. (2005). Striking a chord. Nature, 434(7036), 961.
A journal article with 2 authors
Carmeliet, P., & Jain, R. K. (2000). Angiogenesis in cancer and other diseases. Nature, 407(6801), 249–257.
A journal article with 3 authors
Iwamoto, M., Matsunaga, S., & Oiki, S. (2014). Paradoxical one-ion pore behavior of the long β-helical peptide of marine cytotoxic polytheonamide B. Scientific reports, 4, 3636.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Yamashiki, Y., Onda, Y., Smith, H. G., Blake, W. H., Wakahara, T., Igarashi, Y., et al. (2014). Initial flux of sediment-associated radiocesium to the ocean from the largest river impacted by Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Scientific reports, 4, 3714.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lunt, R. R., & Cunic, J. D. (2000). Profiles in Flue Gas Desulfurization. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Baldwin, J. (Ed.). (2016). Embracing the Ivory Tower and Stained Glass Windows: A Festschrift in Honor of Archbishop Antje Jackelén. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Sundararajan, V., & Wright, P. (2007). CyberCut: A Coordinated Pipeline of Design, Process Planning and Manufacture. In L. Wang & W. Shen (Eds.), Process Planning and Scheduling for Distributed Manufacturing (pp. 91–108). London: 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
Hale, T. (2017, February 20). Guy Makes An Insane 20-Foot Fire Tornado Machine In His Backyard. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 2018

Reports

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. (1992). NASA Procurement: Improving the Management of Delegated Contract Functions (No. NSIAD-92-75). 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
McGowan, H. C. (2008). The military experience: Perceptions from senior military officers’ wives (Doctoral dissertation). Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.

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
Vecsey, G. (2010, September 28). Yankees and Red Sox Make September Meaningful. New York Times, p. B17.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Allen 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Allen 2005; Carmeliet and Jain 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Carmeliet and Jain 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Yamashiki et al. 2014)

About the journal

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