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]
Chapman T. Breathing life into chemistry. Nature 2004;430(7002):948–949.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Shi C, Murphy CT. Mating induces shrinking and death in Caenorhabditis mothers. Science 2014;343(6170):536–540.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Basch ML, Bronner-Fraser M, García-Castro MI. Specification of the neural crest occurs during gastrulation and requires Pax7. Nature 2006;441(7090):218–222.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Beall CM, Laskowski D, Strohl KP, Soria R, Villena M, Vargas E, et al. Pulmonary nitric oxide in mountain dwellers. Nature 2001;414(6862):411–412.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
McCrary SA. Mastering Corporate Finance Essentials. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ, 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Bombardieri E, Gianni L, Bonadonna G (eds.). Breast Cancer: Nuclear Medicine in Diagnosis and Therapeutic Options. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Keogh E. Recent Advances in Mining Time Series Data. In: Jorge AM, Torgo L, Brazdil P, Camacho R, Gama J, editors. Knowledge Discovery in Databases: PKDD 2005: 9th European Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases, Porto, Portugal, October 3-7, 2005. Proceedings. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2005: 6–6.

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]
Taub B. See A Rare Monkey “Chatter” To A Camera. IFLScience. 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/see-rare-monkey-chatter-camera/ (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. National Airspace System: FAA’s Approach to Its New Communications System Appears Prudent, but Challenges Remain. U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 2002.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Yudell M. Making race: Biology and the evolution of the race concept in 20th century American thought. 2008.

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]
Feeney K. Cheesecakes to Share, or Not. New York Times. 2007;:14NJ14.

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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