How to format your references using the American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for American Journal of Physiology - Renal 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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Mandavilli A. HIV/AIDS. Nature 466: S1, 2010.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Kodra E, Ganguly AR. Asymmetry of projected increases in extreme temperature distributions. Sci Rep 4: 5884, 2014.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Karan S, Jiang Z, Livingston AG. MEMBRANE FILTRATION. Sub-10 nm polyamide nanofilms with ultrafast solvent transport for molecular separation. Science 348: 1347–1351, 2015.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Weinrauch Y, Drujan D, Shapiro SD, Weiss J, Zychlinsky A. Neutrophil elastase targets virulence factors of enterobacteria. Nature 417: 91–94, 2002.

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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Nasr VG, DiNardo JA. The Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Handbook. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2017.
An edited book
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Seipel D, Hanus M, Wolf A, editors. Applications of Declarative Programming and Knowledge Management: 17th International Conference, INAP 2007, and 21st Workshop on Logic Programming, WLP 2007, Würzburg, Germany, October 4-6, 2007, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
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Castillo K, Marcellán F. On Some Recent Results on Asymptotic Behavior of Orthogonal Polynomials on the Unit Circle and Inserting Point Masses. In: Computation, Cryptography, and Network Security, edited by Daras NJ, Rassias MT. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2015, p. 75–101.

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 - Renal Physiology.

Blog post
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Andrew D. Awesome X-Ray View Of A Man Swallowing [Online]. IFLScience IFLScience: 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/x-ray-imaging-guy-eating-and-drinking/ [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. Department of the Interior: Bureau of Reclamation Aircraft Should Be Centrally Managed Like Other Interior Aircraft. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1990.

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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Theisen TD. Improving the collaboration infrastructure of an online inter -institutional consortium. Capella University: 2008.

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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Saslow L. Suffolk Schools to Say Goodbye to DARE. New York Times: 14LI2, 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 - Renal Physiology
AbbreviationAm. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol.
ISSN (print)1931-857X
ISSN (online)1522-1466
ScopePhysiology

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