How to format your references using the Asian Pacific Journal of Reproduction citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Asian Pacific Journal of Reproduction (APJR). 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
[1]
de Lozanne A. Physics. Music of the spheres at the atomic scale. Science 2004;305(5682):348–349.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Bakker HJ, Nienhuys H-K. Delocalization of protons in liquid water. Science 2002;297(5581):587–590.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Paar J, Oldroyd BP, Kastberger G. Giant honeybees return to their nest sites. Nature 2000;406(6795):475.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Campbell M, Cleland J, Ezeh A, Prata N. Public health. Return of the population growth factor. Science 2007;315(5818):1501–1502.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Celant G, Broniatowski M. Interpolation and Extrapolation Optimal Designs 2. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ, 2017.
An edited book
[1]
Itenberg I. Tropical Algebraic Geometry. Birkhäuser: Basel, 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Wang G, Wang H, Tao X, Zhang J. Finding Weighted Positive Influence Dominating Set to Make Impact to Negatives: A Study on Online Social Networks in the New Millennium. In: Kaur H, Tao X, editors. ICTs and the Millennium Development Goals: A United Nations Perspective. Springer US: Boston, MA, 2014: 67–80.

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 Pacific Journal of Reproduction.

Blog post
[1]
Andrews R. Artificial Viruses Can Trick Immune System Into Killing Off Cancer Cells. IFLScience. 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/artificial-viruses-trick-immune-system-killing-cancer-cells/ (accessed 30 Oct 2018).

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. State Department: Tourist Visa Processing Backlogs Persist at U.S. Consulates. U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1998.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Rosenberg EL. Learning to live: The clinical importance of first-person accounts of recovery from anorexia nervosa. 2010.

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
[1]
Sisario B. Roll Over, Beyoncé: Chuck Berry’s Surprise. New York Times. 2016;:C4.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

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 Pacific Journal of Reproduction
AbbreviationAsian Pac. J. Reprod.
ISSN (print)2305-0500
ScopeAnimal Science and Zoology
Plant Science
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Reproductive Medicine
General Veterinary

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