How to format your references using the Augmented Human Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Augmented Human Research. 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
Tobie G (2015) Planetary science: Enceladus’ hot springs. Nature 519:162–163
A journal article with 2 authors
Yan N, Chen X (2015) Sustainability: Don’t waste seafood waste. Nature 524:155–157
A journal article with 3 authors
Loudon JC, Mathur ND, Midgley PA (2002) Charge-ordered ferromagnetic phase in La(0.5)Ca(0.5)MnO3. Nature 420:797–800
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Halic M, Blau M, Becker T, et al (2006) Following the signal sequence from ribosomal tunnel exit to signal recognition particle. Nature 444:507–511

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bates J, Gallon C, Bocci M, et al (2006) Converged Multimedia Networks. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Melin P, Castillo O, Kacprzyk J (2015) Design of Intelligent Systems Based on Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks and Nature-Inspired Optimization. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Brooks N (2011) Human Responses to Climatically-driven Landscape Change and Resource Scarcity: Learning from the Past and Planning for the Future. In: Martini IP, Chesworth W (eds) Landscapes and Societies: Selected Cases. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 43–66

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 Augmented Human Research.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) Japanese Whisky Sent Into Space For Aging Aboard The International Space Station. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 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 (2013) Video Marketplace: Competition Is Evolving, and Government Reporting Should Be Reevaluated. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Copeland AD (2013) A qualitative study of clinical oncology nurses’ perceptions of work-life balance. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix

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
Berkman S (2017) Mets’ Matz Needs Elbow Surgery in Another Blow to the Rotation. New York Times B10

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 titleAugmented Human Research
AbbreviationAugment. Hum. Res.
ISSN (print)2365-4317
ISSN (online)2365-4325

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