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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Marder SR. Perspective: Retreat from the radical. Nature. 2014; 508:S18.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Lill T, Joubert O. Materials science. The cutting edge of plasma etching. Science. 2008; 319:1050-1051.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Blomster JP, Neff H, Glascock MD. Olmec pottery production and export in ancient Mexico determined through elemental analysis. Science. 2005; 307:1068-1072.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Borgia A, Borgia MB, Bugge K, Kissling VM, Heidarsson PO, Fernandes CB, Sottini A, Soranno A, Buholzer KJ, Nettels D, Kragelund BB, Best RB, Schuler B. Extreme disorder in an ultrahigh-affinity protein complex. Nature. 2018; 555:61-66.

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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Deutsch R. Convergence. Chichester, UK, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2017.
An edited book
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van den Hoven J, Doorn N, Swierstra T, Koops B-J, Romijn H, eds. Responsible Innovation 1: Innovative Solutions for Global Issues. Dordrecht, Springer Netherlands, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
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Agmon T, Sjögre S. Government Intervention to Promote Radical Ideas and VC Funds as a Functional Form to Facilitate Their Financing. In: Sjögren S, ed. Venture Capital and the Inventive Process: VC Funds for Ideas-Led Growth. London, Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2016, pp 49-64.

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. Check Out These GLOWING Fish! IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/check-out-these-glowing-fish/. 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. Federal Funds: Fiscal Year 2001 Expenditures by Selected Organizations Involved in Health-Related Activities. Washington, DC, U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003.

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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Porter J. Closing the classroom door: Denying the political, embracing the moral. 2010.

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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Schwartz J. At Exxon, Nominee Steered Company’s ‘Evolution’ on Climate. New York Times. December 29, 2016:A16.

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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