How to format your references using the American Journal of Gastroenterology Supplements citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for American Journal of Gastroenterology Supplements. 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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DeWeerdt S. Food: The omnivore’s labyrinth. Nature 2011;471:S22-4.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Lutz RA, Falkowski PG. Ocean science. A dive to Challenger Deep. Science 2012;336:301–302.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Yoshida A, Yoneda-Kato N, Kato J-Y. CSN5 specifically interacts with CDK2 and controls senescence in a cytoplasmic cyclin E-mediated manner. Sci. Rep. 2013;3:1054.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Doshi R, Chen BR, Vibat CRT, et al. In vitro nanobody discovery for integral membrane protein targets. Sci. Rep. 2014;4:6760.

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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Rounds J, Segner R. Construction Supervision. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
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Analysis, Modeling and Simulation of Multiscale Problems. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
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Rička J, Frenz M. Polarized Light: Electrodynamic Fundamentals. In: Welch AJ, Gemert MJC van, editor(s). Optical-Thermal Response of Laser-Irradiated Tissue. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2011. p. 65–108.

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 American Journal of Gastroenterology Supplements.

Blog post
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Hamilton K. Watch SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket Almost Land On Floating Barge—It Was So Close! [Internet]. IFLScience 2015;[cited 2018 Oct 30] Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/watch-spacex-almost-land-its-falcon-9-rocket-floating-barge-it-was-so-close/

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. Procedures To Recover Defaulted Loans Under the Guaranteed Student Loan Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1973.

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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Thiagarajan TT. A Simple and Effective Peak-To-Average Power Ratio Reduction Approach Based on Iterative Companding Transform and Filtering Framework of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Signal. 2017;

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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Neuman W. President of Colombia Halts Peace Talks With Rebels After General Is Seized. New York Times 2014;A8.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

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 titleAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology Supplements
AbbreviationAm. J. Gastroenterol. Suppl.
ISSN (print)1948-9498
ISSN (online)1948-9501
Scope

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