How to format your references using the Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology. 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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Bourzac K. Neuroscience: Rewiring the brain. Nature. 2015;522(7557):S50-2.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Onishi KH, Baillargeon R. Do 15-month-old infants understand false beliefs? Science. 2005;308(5719):255-258.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Miller PM, Gavrilets S, Rice WR. Sexual conflict via maternal-effect genes in ZW species. Science. 2006;312(5770):73.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Dequéant ML, Glynn E, Gaudenz K, et al. A complex oscillating network of signaling genes underlies the mouse segmentation clock. Science. 2006;314(5805):1595-1598.

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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Abid MM. Spacecraft Sensors. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2006.
An edited book
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Mavroudis C, Backer CL, eds. Atlas of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. 1st ed. 2016. Springer; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
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Singhee A, Rutenbar RA. Concluding Observations. In: Rutenbar RA, ed. Novel Algorithms for Fast Statistical Analysis of Scaled Circuits. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering. Springer Netherlands; 2009:171-173.

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 Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology.

Blog post
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Evans K. The World’s Healthiest Hearts Belong To The Tsimane People Of Bolivia. IFLScience. Published March 21, 2017. Accessed October 30, 2018. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/the-worlds-healthiest-hearts-belong-to-the-tsimane-people-of-bolivia/

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. Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Severity of Problem Calls for Strong Leadership and Effective Partnerships. U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998.

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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Markarian LA. Strengths, Challenges, and Quality of Life of ALS Caregivers. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach; 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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Schwirtz M. New York City Jails Take Another Blow: Respected Official Is Stepping Down. New York Times. May 26, 2017:A19.

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 titleAsia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology
AbbreviationAsia Pac. J. Sports Med. Arthrosc. Rehabil. Technol.
ISSN (print)2214-6873
Scope

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