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
King, G. (2011). Ensuring the data-rich future of the social sciences. Science (New York, N.Y.), 331(6018), 719–721.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sobel, H. W., & Suzuki, Y. (2008). Obituary: Yoji Totsuka (1942-2008). Nature, 454(7207), 954.
A journal article with 3 authors
Alapan, Y., Little, J. A., & Gurkan, U. A. (2014). Heterogeneous red blood cell adhesion and deformability in sickle cell disease. Scientific reports, 4, 7173.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Dambacher, J. M., Rossignol, P. A., Li, H. W., & Emlen, J. M. (2001). Dam breaching and chinook salmon recovery. Science (New York, N.Y.), 291(5506), 939.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lin, X. S. (2006). Introductory Stochastic Analysis for Finance and Insurance: Lin/Introductory. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Suzuki, S. (2012). Biomaterials for Surgical Operation. (Y. Ikada, Ed.). Totowa, NJ: Humana Press.
A chapter in an edited book
Baruah, S., Bertogna, M., & Buttazzo, G. (2015). A Review of Selected Results on Uniprocessors. In M. Bertogna & G. Buttazzo (Eds.), Multiprocessor Scheduling for Real-Time Systems (pp. 29–33). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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. (2017, February 28). Volcanic Hydrogen Can Help Sustain Life In The Universe. 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. (1980). Requirements for Recurring Reports to the Congress (No. PAD-80-49). 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
Lieberman, D. S. (2017). “Stroke Your Thoroughbreds and Kick Your Donkeys”: Power and the Secondary Administrative Distribution of Teaching Assignments (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Wagner, J. (2016, September 21). Mets Fall Again, and Bruce Is Pulled During Rally. New York Times, p. B9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (King 2011).
This sentence cites two references (King 2011; Sobel and Suzuki 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Sobel and Suzuki 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Dambacher et al. 2001)

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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