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
Murphy JP (2013) Tumbleweeds and indelicate questions. Nature 494:512
A journal article with 2 authors
Gaudioso J, Salerno RM (2004) Science and government. Biosecurity and research: minimizing adverse impacts. Science 304:687
A journal article with 3 authors
Gebelein B, McKay DJ, Mann RS (2004) Direct integration of Hox and segmentation gene inputs during Drosophila development. Nature 431:653–659
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Glynne R, Akkaraju S, Healy JI, et al (2000) How self-tolerance and the immunosuppressive drug FK506 prevent B-cell mitogenesis. Nature 403:672–676

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Weller RB, Hunter HJA, Mann MW (2014) Clinical Dermatology. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Pardoux E (2014) Stochastic Differential Equations, Backward SDEs, Partial Differential Equations. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Alam M, Kruger G, Megdal SB, Songstad D (2014) Impact of Technology and Policy on Sustainable Agricultural Water Use and Food Security. In: Songstad DD, Hatfield JL, Tomes DT (eds) Convergence of Food Security, Energy Security and Sustainable Agriculture. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 75–112

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
Luntz S (2015) This Is The World’s Smallest Known Free-Living Insect. 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 (1983) Early Decisions and Delays on the Zilwaukee, Michigan, Bridge Project. 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
Wang T (2013) Talking to Strangers: Chinese Youth and Social Media. Doctoral dissertation, University of California San Diego

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
Moore KA (2007) Take Al Qaeda to Court. New York Times A19

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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