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
Muller, N. Z. (2014). Economics. Boosting GDP growth by accounting for the environment. Science (New York, N.Y.), 345(6199), 873–874.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wang, L., & Anderson, D. J. (2010). Identification of an aggression-promoting pheromone and its receptor neurons in Drosophila. Nature, 463(7278), 227–231.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hoffmann, K. F., Brindley, P. J., & Berriman, M. (2014). Medicine. Halting harmful helminths. Science (New York, N.Y.), 346(6206), 168–169.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Wang, X., Chen, H., Yin, H., Kim, S. S., Lin Tan, S., & Gosden, R. G. (2002). Fertility after intact ovary transplantation. Nature, 415(6870), 385.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Williams, A. E. (2011). Immunology. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Afifi, T., & Jäger, J. (Eds.). (2010). Environment, Forced Migration and Social Vulnerability. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Finthammer, M., & Beierle, C. (2012). Using Equivalences of Worlds for Aggregation Semantics of Relational Conditionals. In B. Glimm & A. Krüger (Eds.), KI 2012: Advances in Artificial Intelligence: 35th Annual German Conference on AI, Saarbrücken, Germany, September 24-27, 2012. Proceedings (pp. 49–60). 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
Andrew, E. (2015, May 29). This Is What Supercontinent Pangea Looks Like Mapped With Modern Borders. 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. (2000). FAA Computer Security: Concerns Remain Due to Personnel and Other Continuing Weaknesses (No. AIMD-00-252). 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
Dammann, N. M. (2009). Living in the edge: Community based governance in the aquatic terrestrial zone (Doctoral dissertation). Columbia University, New York, NY.

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
Walsh, M. W. (2015, December 25). A Puerto Rican Utility Makes Progress Toward a Debt Deal. New York Times, p. B2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Muller 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Muller 2014, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Wang and Anderson 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Wang et al. 2002)

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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