How to format your references using the American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative 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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de Waal FBM. A century of getting to know the chimpanzee. Nature 437: 56–59, 2005.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Chaffer CL, Weinberg RA. A perspective on cancer cell metastasis. Science 331: 1559–1564, 2011.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Blois JL, McGuire JL, Hadly EA. Small mammal diversity loss in response to late-Pleistocene climatic change. Nature 465: 771–774, 2010.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Kasera S, Herrmann LO, del Barrio J, Baumberg JJ, Scherman OA. Quantitative multiplexing with nano-self-assemblies in SERS. Sci Rep 4: 6785, 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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Bayés de Luna A. Clinical Arrhythmology. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
An edited book
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Yamamoto S, editor. Human Interface and the Management of Information. Information and Interaction Design: 15th International Conference, HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013, Proceedings, Part I. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
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Bretos I, Calzada ML. Approaches Towards the Minimisation of Toxicity in Chemical Solution Deposition Processes of Lead-Based Ferroelectric Thin Films. In: Multifunctional Polycrystalline Ferroelectric Materials: Processing and Properties, edited by Ricote J. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2011, p. 145–216.

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 - Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology.

Blog post
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Fang J. “Spooky Action at a Distance” Confirmed by New Quantum Experiment [Online]. IFLScience IFLScience: 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/physics/einsteins-spooky-action-distance-confirmed-new-quantum-experiment/ [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. Review of Energy Research and Development Administration’s Requirements for Safety Analysis Reports. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1976.

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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Paredes J. Critical Support for Central American Newcomer Youth and Schooling in One Southern California High School. California State University, Long Beach: 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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Greenhouse L. Justice Unbound. New York Times: WK1, 2009.

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 (3, 4).
This sentence cites four references (4–6, 8).

About the journal

Full journal titleAmerican Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology
AbbreviationAm. J. Physiol. Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol.
ISSN (print)0363-6119
ISSN (online)1522-1490
ScopePhysiology
Physiology (medical)

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