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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Smaglik P. Corridor at the crossroads: Michigan. Nature. 2002 Nov 21;420(6913):4–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
1.
Lo JA, Fisher DE. The melanoma revolution: from UV carcinogenesis to a new era in therapeutics. Science. 2014 Nov 21;346(6212):945–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
1.
Samuelsson A, Towers TL, Ravetch JV. Anti-inflammatory activity of IVIG mediated through the inhibitory Fc receptor. Science. 2001 Jan 19;291(5503):484–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Tong H, Zhang L, Kaspar A, Rames MJ, Huang L, Woodnutt G, et al. Peptide-conjugation induced conformational changes in human IgG1 observed by optimized negative-staining and individual-particle electron tomography. Sci Rep. 2013 Jan 21;3:1089.

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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Kindmann R, Krüger U. Stahlbau. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2013.
An edited book
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Berry MW, Gallivan KA, Gallopoulos E, Grama A, Philippe B, Saad Y, et al., editors. High-Performance Scientific Computing: Algorithms and Applications. London: Springer; 2012. XIV, 350 p.
A chapter in an edited book
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Wiśniewski T, Korytkowski P. Identification of an Assessment Model for Evaluating Performance of a Manufacturing System Based on Experts Opinions. In: Katarzyniak R, Chiu T-F, Hong C-F, Nguyen NT, editors. Semantic Methods for Knowledge Management and Communication. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011. p. 35–45. (Kacprzyk J, editor. Studies in Computational Intelligence).

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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Luntz S. Croatian Court Upholds Vaccine Mandate. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014.

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. Next Generation Air Transportation System: Challenges with Partner Agency and FAA Coordination Continue, and Efforts to Integrate Near-, Mid-, and Long-term Activities Are Ongoing. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2010 Apr. Report No.: GAO-10-649T.

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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Odom SA. Electronic health records: Overcoming obstacles to improve acceptance and utilization for mental health clinicians [Doctoral dissertation]. [Minneapolis, MN]: Capella University; 2017.

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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St. John Kelly E. Cobble Hill as Baden-Baden. New York Times. 1998 Mar 15;1410.

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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