How to format your references using the Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public 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
Cannon, B. (2013). Sensation and loss. Nature, 503(7475), S2-3.
A journal article with 2 authors
Davis, B. R., & Candotti, F. (2010). Genetics. Mosaicism--switch or spectrum? Science (New York, N.Y.), 330(6000), 46–47.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ide, S., Baltay, A., & Beroza, G. C. (2011). Shallow dynamic overshoot and energetic deep rupture in the 2011 Mw 9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake. Science (New York, N.Y.), 332(6036), 1426–1429.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Pornillos, O., Chen, Y.-J., Chen, A. P., & Chang, G. (2005). X-ray structure of the EmrE multidrug transporter in complex with a substrate. Science (New York, N.Y.), 310(5756), 1950–1953.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chappell, D. (2008). The JCT Design and Build Contract 2005. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
An edited book
Tonolini, M. (Ed.). (2016). Imaging Complications of Gastrointestinal and Biliopancreatic Endoscopy Procedures. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Audzevich, Y., Bodrog, L., Ofek, Y., & Telek, M. (2010). Packet Loss Minimization in Load-Balancing Switch. In K. Al-Begain, D. Fiems, & W. J. Knottenbelt (Eds.), Analytical and Stochastic Modeling Techniques and Applications: 17th International Conference, ASMTA 2010, Cardiff, UK, June 14-16, 2010. Proceedings (pp. 44–58). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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 Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health.

Blog post
Carpineti, A. (2016, August 15). SpaceX Has Started Testing Its Mars Rocket Engine. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 2018


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. (2004). Air Traffic Control: FAA Needs to Ensure Better Coordination When Approving Air Traffic Control Systems (No. GAO-05-11). Washington, DC: 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
Quinn, L. (2013). The poetics of soul: Mythic narrative as creative elegy (Doctoral dissertation). Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA.

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
Urbina, I., & Fink, S. (2014, April 29). A Deadly Fungus and Questions at a Hospital. New York Times, p. A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Cannon 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Cannon 2013; Davis and Candotti 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Davis and Candotti 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Pornillos et al. 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleAsian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health
AbbreviationAsian J. Gambl. Issues Public Health
ISSN (online)2195-3007

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