How to format your references using the Asian Journal of Andrology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Asian Journal of Andrology. 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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Nossal GJ. A purgative mastery. Nature. 2001 Aug 16;412(6848):685–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Bass J, Takahashi JS. Circadian integration of metabolism and energetics. Science. 2010 Dec 3;330(6009):1349–54.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Hay Burgess DC, Wasserman J, Dahl CA. Global health diagnostics. Nature. 2006 Nov 23;444 Suppl 1:1–2.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Luo J, Kaplitt MG, Fitzsimons HL, Zuzga DS, Liu Y, Oshinsky ML, et al. Subthalamic GAD gene therapy in a Parkinson’s disease rat model. Science. 2002 Oct 11;298(5592):425–9.

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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Hulin W, Jin-Ting Z. Nonparametric Regression Methods for Longitudinal Data Analysis: Mixed-Effects Modeling Approaches. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2006. (Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics).
An edited book
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Richter MM. Case-Based Reasoning: A Textbook. Weber RO, editor. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013. XVIII, 546 p. 180 illus., 7 illus. in color.
A chapter in an edited book
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Grasso G, Iiritano S, Leone N, Lio V, Ricca F, Scalise F. An ASP-Based System for Team-Building in the Gioia-Tauro Seaport. In: Carro M, Peña R, editors. Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages: 12th International Symposium, PADL 2010, Madrid, Spain, January 18-19, 2010 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. p. 40–2. (Hutchison D, Kanade T, Kittler J, Kleinberg JM, Mattern F, Mitchell JC, et al., editors. Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

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 Asian Journal of Andrology.

Blog post
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Andrew D. Is It True Only Half Your Friends Actually Like You? [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/is-it-true-only-half-your-friends-actually-like-you/

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. Telecommunications: Options for and Barriers to Spectrum Reform. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2006 Mar. Report No.: GAO-06-526T.

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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Antoshin S. Modeling inflation expectations in the U.K [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 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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Williams J. Books of Wonder Coming to West Side. New York Times. 2017 Jun 8;C3.

In-text citations

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

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 titleAsian Journal of Andrology
AbbreviationAsian J. Androl.
ISSN (print)1008-682X
ISSN (online)1745-7262
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Urology

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