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
Powell, K. (2004). The yeast is rising. Nature, 429(6988), 224–225.
A journal article with 2 authors
Humphries, M. J., & Mould, A. P. (2001). Structure. An anthropomorphic integrin. Science (New York, N.Y.), 294(5541), 316–317.
A journal article with 3 authors
Aida, T., Meijer, E. W., & Stupp, S. I. (2012). Functional supramolecular polymers. Science (New York, N.Y.), 335(6070), 813–817.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Li, Y., Ji, S., Gao, Y., Luo, H., & Kanehira, M. (2013). Core-shell VO2@TiO2 nanorods that combine thermochromic and photocatalytic properties for application as energy-saving smart coatings. Scientific reports, 3, 1370.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Davis, T. G. (2010). Java® and Mac OS® X. Indianapolis, IN, USA: Wiley Publishing, Inc.
An edited book
Ohtsuka, S., Suzaki, T., Horiguchi, T., Suzuki, N., & Not, F. (Eds.). (2015). Marine Protists: Diversity and Dynamics (1st ed. 2015.). Tokyo: Springer Japan.
A chapter in an edited book
Stanković, S., Orović, I., & Sejdić, E. (2012). Digital Video. In I. Orović & E. Sejdić (Eds.), Multimedia Signals and Systems (pp. 199–231). Boston, MA: Springer US.

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
Taub, B. (2016, November 1). Scientists Have Turned Spinach Into A Bomb Detector. 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. (2005). NASA’s Space Vision: Business Case for Prometheus 1 Needed to Ensure Requirements Match Available Resources (No. GAO-05-242). 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
Bryant, T. L. (2017). The Influence of High School Preparation on Black Male Students’ Ability to Succeed at the Post-Secondary Level (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, 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
Knopper, S. (2017, September 11). American Phoenix. New York Times, p. TR1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Powell 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Humphries and Mould 2001; Powell 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Humphries and Mould 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Li et al. 2013)

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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