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
Smol JP (2012) Climate Change: A planet in flux. Nature 483:S12-5
A journal article with 2 authors
Maslin M, Scott J (2011) Carbon trading needs a multi-level approach. Nature 475:445–447
A journal article with 3 authors
Schätz T, Schramm U, Habs D (2001) Crystalline ion beams. Nature 412:717–720
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Lo WS, Duggan L, Emre NC, et al (2001) Snf1--a histone kinase that works in concert with the histone acetyltransferase Gcn5 to regulate transcription. Science 293:1142–1146

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Melville A (2010) Political Atlas of the Modern World. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
An edited book
Ashgriz N (2011) Handbook of Atomization and Sprays: Theory and Applications. Springer US, Boston, MA
A chapter in an edited book
Ferraz Dias de Moraes MA, Zilberman D (2014) Organizational Changes Within the Private Sphere. In: Zilberman D (ed) Production of Ethanol from Sugarcane in Brazil: From State Intervention to a Free Market. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 59–64

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
Hale T (2017) Captive Orca Theme Parks Are Sadly Thriving In China. 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 (1994) National Test Facility: Civilian Agency Use of Supercomputers Not Feasible. 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
Lam NN (2013) The effect of racial disparities and adult supervision in Human Papillomavirus knowledge among female adolescents. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Saslow L (2006) Route 110 Plan Worries Some Merchants. New York Times LI2

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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