How to format your references using the Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. 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
Koen, D. (2005). Nuts and bolts. Soft skills. Nature, 435(7038), 126.
A journal article with 2 authors
Morandi, B., & Carreira, E. M. (2012). Iron-catalyzed cyclopropanation in 6 M KOH with in situ generation of diazomethane. Science (New York, N.Y.), 335(6075), 1471–1474.
A journal article with 3 authors
Arita, I., Nakane, M., & Fenner, F. (2006). Public health. Is polio eradication realistic? Science (New York, N.Y.), 312(5775), 852–854.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Bilyard, M. K., Bailey, H. J., Raich, L., Gafitescu, M. A., Machida, T., Iglésias-Fernández, J., et al. (2018). Palladium-mediated enzyme activation suggests multiphase initiation of glycogenesis. Nature, 563(7730), 235–240.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cox, C. (2012). An Introduction to LTE. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Ryan, P. Y. A., & Schoenmakers, B. (Eds.). (2009). E-Voting and Identity: Second International Conference, VOTE-ID 2009, Luxembourg, September 7-8, 2009. Proceedings (Vol. 5767). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Niño-Mora, J. (2014). A Dynamic Page-Refresh Index Policy for Web Crawlers. In B. Sericola, M. Telek, & G. Horváth (Eds.), Analytical and Stochastic Modeling Techniques and Applications: 21st International Conference, ASMTA 2014, Budapest, Hungary, June 30 – July 2, 2014. Proceedings (pp. 46–60). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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 Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.

Blog post
Hamilton, K. (2016, August 12). Could Friendly Bacteria Be Used To Treat Cancer? IFLScience. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/could-friendly-bacteria-be-used-to-treat-cancer/. 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. (2009). Telecommunications: Information on Participation in the E-rate Program (GAO-09-254SP, March 2009), an e-supplement to GAO-09-253 (No. GAO-09-254SP). 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
Lanigan, L. G. (2012). Effects of Two Cancer Genes, HTLV-1 Tax and E-Cadherin, on Cancer Development and Progression (Doctoral dissertation). Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

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
Timur, S., & Nordland, R. (2016, November 25). Angry at European Action, Turkey Threatens to Let Migrant Flood Resume. New York Times, p. A4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Koen 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Koen 2005; Morandi and Carreira 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Morandi and Carreira 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Bilyard et al. 2018)

About the journal

Full journal titleAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
AbbreviationAdm. Policy Ment. Health
ISSN (print)0894-587X
ISSN (online)1573-3289
ScopeHealth Policy
Psychiatry and Mental health
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Phychiatric Mental Health

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