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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Horby P. H7N9 is a virus worth worrying about. Nature. 2013 Apr 25;496(7446):399.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Parvatiyar K, Harhaj EW. Cell signaling. Anchors away for ubiquitin chains. Science. 2010 Jun 4;328(5983):1244–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
1.
Yoshizawa M, Tamura M, Fujita M. Diels-alder in aqueous molecular hosts: unusual regioselectivity and efficient catalysis. Science. 2006 Apr 14;312(5771):251–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Li XY, Ko HG, Chen T, Descalzi G, Koga K, Wang H, et al. Alleviating neuropathic pain hypersensitivity by inhibiting PKMzeta in the anterior cingulate cortex. Science. 2010 Dec 3;330(6009):1400–4.

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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Zigangirov KS. Theory of Code Division Multiple Access Communication. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2004.
An edited book
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Magnani L, Carnielli W, Pizzi C, editors. Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology: Abduction, Logic, and Computational Discovery. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. XXX, 654 p. 98 illus. (Studies in Computational Intelligence; vol. 314).
A chapter in an edited book
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Quinn K, Ingram AJ, Hart RG. Anticoagulation in CKD. In: Goldsmith D, Covic A, Spaak J, editors. Cardio-Renal Clinical Challenges. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 29–39.

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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Hale T. The Bizarre Story Of Japan’s First Astronaut [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/the-bizarre-story-of-japans-first-astronaut/

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. Child Welfare: Federal Agencies Can Better Support State Efforts to Prevent and Respond to Sexual Abuse by School Personnel. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2014 Jan. Report No.: GAO-14-42.

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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Rogers S. Teacher Induction Programs: How Key Components Influence Teacher Retention Rates in Rural School Districts [Doctoral dissertation]. [ St. Charles, MO]: Lindenwood University; 2014.

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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Chow AR, Paulson M. ‘The Glass Menagerie’ To Close Early. New York Times. 2017 May 9;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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