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]
Kondoh M. Foraging adaptation and the relationship between food-web complexity and stability. Science 2003;299(5611):1388–1391.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Fauci AS, Collins FS. Benefits and risks of influenza research: lessons learned. Science 2012;336(6088):1522–1523.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Li C, Zhou A, Sang T. Rice domestication by reducing shattering. Science 2006;311(5769):1936–1939.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Lescroart F, Wang X, Lin X, Swedlund B, Gargouri S, Sànchez-Dànes A, et al. Defining the earliest step of cardiovascular lineage segregation by single-cell RNA-seq. Science 2018;359(6380):1177–1181.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Sugirtharajah RS. Exploring Postcolonial Biblical Criticism. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford, UK, 2011.
An edited book
[1]
Draheim D, Weber G (eds.). Trends in Enterprise Application Architecture: 2nd International Conference, TEAA 2006, Berlin, Germany, November 29 - December 1, 2006, Revised Selected Papers. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Sun W, Zhang M. The Culturalization of Humans by Morality: Morality and Human Cultivation and Improvement. In: Zhang M, editor. The “New Culture”: From a Modern Perspective. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2015: 87–106.

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]
Hale T. NASA Releases Mesmerizing Time-Lapse Of Three Hurricanes Seen From Space. IFLScience. 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/space/nasa-releases-mesmerizing-timelapse-of-three-hurricanes-seen-from-space/ (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. Airport Financing: Compliance With Federal Grant Requirements. U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1997.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Davies GL. An analysis of Pat Metheny’s and Lyle Mays’s ‘Third Wind’: Arranging techniques and performance considerations. 2015.

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]
Vecsey G. A Manager Who Exceeded His Own Expectations. New York Times. 2010;:D2.

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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