How to format your references using the Advances in Family Practice Nursing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Advances in Family Practice Nursing. 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
[1]
S. John, Photonics: Light control at will, Nature. 460 (2009) 337.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
S.A. Wasserman, S. DiNardo, Development. Staying a boy forever, Science. 294 (2001) 2495–2497.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
T. Sakuno, K. Tada, Y. Watanabe, Kinetochore geometry defined by cohesion within the centromere, Nature. 458 (2009) 852–858.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
N. Dwivedi, E. Rismani-Yazdi, R.J. Yeo, P.S. Goohpattader, N. Satyanarayana, N. Srinivasan, B. Druz, S. Tripathy, C.S. Bhatia, Probing the role of an atomically thin SiNx interlayer on the structure of ultrathin carbon films, Sci. Rep. 4 (2014) 5021.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
S. Obayya, Computational Photonics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2010.
An edited book
[1]
P. Kotzé, G. Marsden, G. Lindgaard, J. Wesson, M. Winckler, eds., Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2013: 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2-6, 2013, Proceedings, Part III, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
K. Venstermans, L. Eeckhout, K. De Bosschere, Object-Relative Addressing: Compressed Pointers in 64-Bit Java Virtual Machines, in: E. Ernst (Ed.), ECOOP 2007 – Object-Oriented Programming: 21st European Conference, Berlin, Germany, July 30 - August 3, 2007. Proceedings, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2007: pp. 79–100.

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 Advances in Family Practice Nursing.

Blog post
[1]
E. Andrew, Iris Scanners Can Now Identify Us From 40 Feet Away, IFLScience. (2015). https://www.iflscience.com/technology/iris-scanners-can-now-identify-us-40-feet-away/ (accessed October 30, 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
[1]
Government Accountability Office, Health Care: Continued Leadership Needed to Define and Implement Information Technology Standards, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2005.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
A.A. Sikorsky, Concentration enhancement and device fabrication for the improved performance of gradient elution moving boundary electrophoresis, Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, 2014.

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
[1]
J. Kanter, European Leaders, Reeling, Meet to Weigh Fallout of U.S. Election, New York Times. (2016) A9.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleAdvances in Family Practice Nursing
ISSN (print)2589-420X
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