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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Yarus M. Molecular biology. Climbing in 190 dimensions. Science 332: 181–182, 2011.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Khoury MJ, Ioannidis JPA. Medicine. Big data meets public health. Science 346: 1054–1055, 2014.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Wu W, Wen X, Wang ZL. Taxel-addressable matrix of vertical-nanowire piezotronic transistors for active and adaptive tactile imaging. Science 340: 952–957, 2013.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Kim H, Rogers MJ, Richmond JE, McIntire SL. SNF-6 is an acetylcholine transporter interacting with the dystrophin complex in Caenorhabditis elegans. Nature 430: 891–896, 2004.

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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Korst J, Pronk V. Multimedia Storage and Retrieval. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2006.
An edited book
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Martinelli E, editor. Teoria delle funzioni di più variabili complesse e delle funzioni automorfe. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
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Ohnishi A. Common Criteria Based Security Scenario Verification. In: Software and Data Technologies: Third International Conference, ICSOFT 2008, Porto, Portugal, July 22-24, 2008, Revised Selected Papers, edited by Cordeiro J, Shishkov B, Ranchordas A, Helfert M. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2009, p. 37–47.

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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Andrew E. Orangutans Need More Than Your Well-Meaning Clicktivism [Online]. IFLScience IFLScience: 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/orangutans-need-more-your-well-meaning-clicktivism/ [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. Medicaid Managed Care: Serving the Disabled Challenges State Programs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1996.

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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De la Rosa-Carrillo EL. On the language of Internet Memes. University of Arizona: 2015.

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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Rice SE. To Be Great, America Must Be Good. New York Times: A21, 2017.

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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