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]
J.C. Dunlap, Physiology. Running a clock requires quality time together, Science. 311 (2006) 184–186.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
J.M. Drake, B.D. Griffen, Early warning signals of extinction in deteriorating environments, Nature. 467 (2010) 456–459.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
D. Weil, M. Graham, A. Fung, Science and regulation. Targeting transparency, Science. 340 (2013) 1410–1411.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
O. El-Atwani, J.A. Hinks, G. Greaves, S. Gonderman, T. Qiu, M. Efe, J.P. Allain, In-situ TEM observation of the response of ultrafine- and nanocrystalline-grained tungsten to extreme irradiation environments, Sci. Rep. 4 (2014) 4716.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
G. Pruitt, The Ultimate Algorithmic Trading System Toolbox + Website, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ, 2016.
An edited book
[1]
E. Jeannot, R. Namyst, J. Roman, eds., Euro-Par 2011 Parallel Processing: 17th International Conference, Euro-Par 2011, Bordeaux, France, August 29 - September 2, 2011, Proceedings, Part I, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
M.J. Collins, Managing Requirements, in: J. Hassell, S. Anglin, M. Beckner, E. Buckingham, G. Cornell, J. Gennick, M. Lowman, M. Moodie, D. Parkes, J. Pepper, F. Pohlmann, D. Pundick, B. Renow-Clarke, D. Shakeshaft, M. Wade, T. Welsh, C. Collins, D. Larson (Eds.), Pro Project Management with SharePoint 2010, Apress, Berkeley, CA, 2010: pp. 45–57.

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]
K. Hamilton, Health Check: How Much Salt Is OK To Eat?, IFLScience. (2016). https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/health-check-how-much-salt-is-okay-to-eat/ (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, Implementation of the Older Americans Comprehensive Services Amendments of 1973, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1975.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
J. Ivy, The Psychological Effect of Parental Incarceration on School-Age Children, Doctoral dissertation, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2011.

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. Wagner, Mets Move to Retain Cespedes and Walker, New York Times. (2016) B8.

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
Scope

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