How to format your references using the Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education. 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
Slavin, J. A. (2012). Planetary science. A dynamic twist in the tail. Science (New York, N.Y.), 336(6081), 548–549.
A journal article with 2 authors
Souza, A. M. C., & Andrade, R. F. S. (2013). Coin state properties in quantum walks. Scientific reports, 3, 1976.
A journal article with 3 authors
Booth, L. N., Tuch, B. B., & Johnson, A. D. (2010). Intercalation of a new tier of transcription regulation into an ancient circuit. Nature, 468(7326), 959–963.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Li, M., Chen, D., Shiloh, A., Luo, J., Nikolaev, A. Y., Qin, J., & Gu, W. (2002). Deubiquitination of p53 by HAUSP is an important pathway for p53 stabilization. Nature, 416(6881), 648–653.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Sharma, Y. C. (2011). A Guide to the Economic Removal of Metals from Aqueous Solutions. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Mayer, V. (2011). Distance Expanding Random Mappings, Thermodynamical Formalism, Gibbs Measures and Fractal Geometry. (M. Urbanski & B. Skorulski, Eds.) (Vol. 2036). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Hammal, Y. (2005). A Formal Semantics of UML StateCharts by Means of Timed Petri Nets. In F. Wang (Ed.), Formal Techniques for Networked and Distributed Systems - FORTE 2005: 25th IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, October 2-5, 2005. Proceedings (pp. 38–52). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

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 Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education.

Blog post
Andrew, D. (2015, April 19). Watch A Super Heated Nickel Ball Try To Cut Through A Gobstopper. IFLScience. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/chemistry/super-heated-nickel-ball-cutting-through-gobstopper/. Accessed 30 October 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
Government Accountability Office. (1993). Transportation and Telecommunications Reports and Testimony: May 1992 - April 1993 (No. RCED-93-187). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Chotkevys, D. L. (2009). A grounded theory study to explore how nurses overcome barriers to spiritual care (Doctoral dissertation). University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ.

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
de la MERCED, M. J., & Drape, J. (2017, October 27). Co-Founder of Alibaba Is Said to Buy a 49 Percent Stake in the Nets. New York Times, p. D1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Slavin 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Slavin 2012; Souza and Andrade 2013).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Souza and Andrade 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Li et al. 2002)

About the journal

Full journal titleAnnals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education
ISSN (online)2365-502X
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