How to format your references using the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 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
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Tauxe W (2015) Genome editing: 4 big questions. Nature 528:S17
A journal article with 2 authors
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Saviane C, Silver RA (2006) Fast vesicle reloading and a large pool sustain high bandwidth transmission at a central synapse. Nature 439:983–987
A journal article with 3 authors
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Mei L, Chen Y, Ma J (2014) Gas sensing of SnO2 nanocrystals revisited: developing ultra-sensitive sensors for detecting the H2S leakage of biogas. Sci Rep 4:6028
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Chen T-G, Barton LM, Lin Y, et al (2018) Building C(sp3)-rich complexity by combining cycloaddition and C-C cross-coupling reactions. Nature 560:350–354

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Posudin Y (2014) Methods of Measuring Environmental Parameters. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Kumar P (2015) Socioeconomic and Environmental Implications of Agricultural Residue Burning: A Case Study of Punjab, India. Springer India, New Delhi
A chapter in an edited book
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Iqbal R, Shah N, James A, et al (2007) Developing Ubiquitous Collaborating Multi-Agent Systems Based on QoS Requirements. In: Shen W, Luo J, Lin Z, et al (eds) Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design III: 10th International Conference, CSCWD 2006, Nanjing, China, May 3-5, 2006, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 43–52

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 Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Blog post
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O`Callaghan J (2015) Pebble Theory Of Planet Formation Could Explain Why Earth Is Bigger Than Mars. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/pebble-theory-planet-formation-could-explain-why-earth-bigger-mars/. Accessed 30 Oct 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
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Government Accountability Office (1983) Does AFDC Workfare Work: Information Is Not Yet Available From HHS’s Demonstration Projects. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Wellman TE (2017) Employment Discrimination against Military Spouses: Illegal Contrary to Popular Belief and Practice. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University

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
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Grynbaum MM (2017) A New Press Secretary, for a President at War With the Press. New York Times A12

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 titleAesthetic Plastic Surgery
AbbreviationAesthetic Plast. Surg.
ISSN (print)0364-216X
ISSN (online)1432-5241
ScopeSurgery

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