How to format your references using the American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 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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Reinitz J. Turing centenary: Pattern formation. Nature 482: 464, 2012.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Jansen VAA, Stumpf MPH. Ecology. Making sense of evolution in an uncertain world. Science 309: 2005–2007, 2005.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Discher DE, Janmey P, Wang Y-L. Tissue cells feel and respond to the stiffness of their substrate. Science 310: 1139–1143, 2005.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Rezayi M, Karazhian R, Abdollahi Y, Narimani L, Sany SBT, Ahmadzadeh S, Alias Y. Titanium (III) cation selective electrode based on synthesized tris(2pyridyl) methylamine ionophore and its application in water samples. Sci Rep 4: 4664, 2014.

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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Center for Chemical Process Safety. Guidelines for Determining the Probability of Ignition of a Released Flammable Mass. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014.
An edited book
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Amato G, Connor R, Falchi F, Gennaro C, editors. Similarity Search and Applications: 8th International Conference, SISAP 2015, Glasgow, UK, October 12-14, 2015, Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
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Supriya, Siuly, Wang H, Zhuo G, Zhang Y. Analyzing EEG Signal Data for Detection of Epileptic Seizure: Introducing Weight on Visibility Graph with Complex Network Feature. In: Databases Theory and Applications: 27th Australasian Database Conference, ADC 2016, Sydney, NSW, September 28-29, 2016, Proceedings, edited by Cheema MA, Zhang W, Chang L. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016, p. 56–66.

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 Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology.

Blog post
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Andrews R. 7,000-Year-Old Lost Egyptian City Found By Archaeologists [Online]. IFLScience IFLScience: 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/7000yearold-lost-egyptian-city-found-by-archaeologists/ [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. A Bibliography of Documents Issued by the GAO on Matters Related to: ADP, IRM and Telecommunications. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1985.

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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Urshel CL. The Technical Adequacy of Standards-Derived Curriculum-Based Measures for Reading Comprehension and Math Computation in Middle School. University of Cincinnati: 2006.

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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Greenhouse L. For the Chief Justice, a Dissent and a Line in the Sand. New York Times: WK12, 2007.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (2).
This sentence cites two references (2, 4).
This sentence cites four references (2, 4, 6, 8).

About the journal

Full journal titleAmerican Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology
AbbreviationAm. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. Physiol.
ISSN (print)0363-6135
ISSN (online)1522-1539
ScopePhysiology
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Physiology (medical)

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