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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for American Journal of Hypertension (AJH). 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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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Crutzen PJ. A late change to the programme. Nature. 2004; 429:349.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Fulton JE, Delany ME. Genetics. Poultry genetic resources--operation rescue needed. Science. 2003; 300:1667-1668.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Morens DM, Subbarao K, Taubenberger JK. Engineering H5N1 avian influenza viruses to study human adaptation. Nature. 2012; 486:335-340.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Strukov DB, Snider GS, Stewart DR, Williams RS. The missing memristor found. Nature. 2008; 453:80-83.

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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Attoh-Okine NO. Big Data and Differential Privacy. Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017.
An edited book
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Kimmel R, Klette R, Sugimoto A, eds. Computer Vision – ACCV 2010: 10th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, Queenstown, New Zealand, November 8-12, 2010, Revised Selected Papers, Part I. Vol 6492. Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer, 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
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Khalaf Z, Palicot J. New Blind Free-Band Detectors Exploiting Cyclic Autocorrelation Function Sparsity. In: Di Benedetto M-G, Bader F, eds. Cognitive Communication and Cooperative HetNet Coexistence: Selected Advances on Spectrum Sensing, Learning, and Security Approaches. Signals and Communication Technology. Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2014, pp 91-117.

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 Hypertension.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Inside A Body Farm. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/fascinating-process-human-decomposition/. 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
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Government Accountability Office. Air Pollution: EPA’s Efforts to Control Gasoline Vapors From Motor Vehicles. Washington, DC, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1989.

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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Conti AI. Dirty hands, virtue ethics, and consequentialism. 2012.

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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Yablonsky L. Sound Garden. New York Times. April 1, 2012:M278.

In-text citations

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

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 Hypertension
AbbreviationAm. J. Hypertens.
ISSN (print)0895-7061
ISSN (online)1941-7225
ScopeInternal Medicine

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