How to format your references using the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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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Check E. National academies slam Bush proposal for data security. Nature. 2002;419:769.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Ims RA, Andreassen HP. Spatial synchronization of vole population dynamics by predatory birds. Nature. 2000;408:194–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Chao BF, Wu YH, Li YS. Impact of artificial reservoir water impoundment on global sea level. Science. 2008;320:212–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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La Spina A, Paolicchi P, Kryszczyńska A, Pravec P. Retrograde spins of near-Earth asteroids from the Yarkovsky effect. Nature. 2004;428:400–1.

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 Chemical Transportation Safety, Security, and Risk Management. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2008.
An edited book
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Caragiannis I, Alexander M, Badia RM, Cannataro M, Costan A, Danelutto M, et al., editors. Euro-Par 2012: Parallel Processing Workshops: BDMC, CGWS, HeteroPar, HiBB, OMHI, Paraphrase, PROPER, Resilience, UCHPC, VHPC, Rhodes Islands, Greece, August 27-31, 2012. Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
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Schär MO, Rodeo SA. Biology of Injury and Repair of Soft Tissues of the Shoulder. In: Milano G, Grasso A, editors. Shoulder Arthroscopy: Principles and Practice. London: Springer; 2014. p. 59–72.

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 Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Blog post
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Andrews R. World’s Most Ambitious Project To Explore Atlantic Ocean Kicks Off [Internet]. IFLScience. 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30];Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/worlds-most-ambitious-project-to-explore-atlantic-ocean-kicks-off/

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. Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Highway Trust Fund Excise Taxes. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2006.

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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Pugh AN. Adoption is an option: A personal narrative. 2010;

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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Lichtblau E. Maryland Man Accused of Tapping Money From ISIS Operatives for a U.S. Attack. New York Times. 2015;A26.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference 1.
This sentence cites two references 1,2.
This sentence cites four references 1–4.

About the journal

Full journal titleArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
AbbreviationArch. Phys. Med. Rehabil.
ISSN (print)0003-9993
ISSN (online)1532-821X
ScopeRehabilitation
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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