How to format your references using the Arts & Health citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Arts & Health. 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
Ruoff, R. (2012). Perspective: A means to an end. Nature, 483(7389), S42.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wigler, M., & Mishra, B. (2002). Genetics. Wild by nature. Science (New York, N.Y.), 296(5572), 1407–1408.
A journal article with 3 authors
Spranger, S., Bao, R., & Gajewski, T. F. (2015). Melanoma-intrinsic β-catenin signalling prevents anti-tumour immunity. Nature, 523(7559), 231–235.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Miller, S. E., Collins, B. M., McCoy, A. J., Robinson, M. S., & Owen, D. J. (2007). A SNARE-adaptor interaction is a new mode of cargo recognition in clathrin-coated vesicles. Nature, 450(7169), 570–574.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Smith, C., & Meeking, D. (2013). How to Succeed at the Medical Interview. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Ashokkumar, M. (Ed.). (2011). Theoretical and Experimental Sonochemistry Involving Inorganic Systems. Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Simeon, M., Hilderman, R. J., & Hamilton, H. J. (2012). Mining Interesting Correlated Contrast Sets. In M. Bramer & M. Petridis (Eds.), Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XXIX: Incorporating Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XX Proceedings of AI-2012, The Thirty-second SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence (pp. 49–62). 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 Arts & Health.

Blog post
Fang, J. (2015, June 24). Researchers Discover Extra DNA Base. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (2011). Next Generation Air Transportation System: FAA Has Made Some Progress in Implementation, but Delays Threaten to Impact Costs and Benefits (GAO-12-141T). 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
Maddirala, R. R. (2010). Secure file transfers using mobile device [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Strauss, B. (2016, September 30). In Baltimore, This Song Is Their Song. New York Times, D3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ruoff, 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Ruoff, 2012; Wigler & Mishra, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Wigler & Mishra, 2002)
  • Three authors: (Spranger et al., 2015)
  • 6 or more authors: (Miller et al., 2007)

About the journal

Full journal titleArts & Health
AbbreviationArts Health
ISSN (print)1753-3015
ISSN (online)1753-3023
ScopeArts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
Medicine (miscellaneous)

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