How to format your references using the Australasian Journal of Dermatology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Australasian Journal of Dermatology. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
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Rokas A. Genomics. Lining up to avoid bias. Science. 2008 Jan 25;319(5862):416–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Goldblatt C, Zahnle KJ. Faint young Sun paradox remains. Nature. 2011 Jun 2;474(7349):E3-4; discussion E4-5.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Bertet C, Sulak L, Lecuit T. Myosin-dependent junction remodelling controls planar cell intercalation and axis elongation. Nature. 2004 Jun 10;429(6992):667–71.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Lu C, Hu N, Yang M, Xia S, Wang H, Wang J, et al. High magnetic field phase diagram in electron-doped manganites La(0.4)Ca(0.6)Mn(1-y)Cr(y)O3. Sci Rep. 2014 May 9;4:4902.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Belsey C. A Future for Criticism. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2011.
An edited book
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Perner P, editor. Advances in Data Mining. Applications and Theoretical Aspects: 10th Industrial Conference, ICDM 2010, Berlin, Germany, July 12-14, 2010. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. XIII, 654 p. 233 illus. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 6171).
A chapter in an edited book
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Ducki A, Welter F, Günther J. Neue Kooperationsformen und regionale Identitäten. In: Jeschke S, Isenhardt I, Hees F, Henning K, editors. Automation, Communication and Cybernetics in Science and Engineering 2015/2016. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 51–7.

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 Australasian Journal of Dermatology.

Blog post
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Carpineti A. Mars Is Still Losing Water But Not Continuously. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016.

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
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Government Accountability Office. Motor Carrier Safety: More Assessment and Transparency Could Enhance Benefits of New Oversight Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2011 Sep. Report No.: GAO-11-858.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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De los Santos E. Increasing the psychological well-being of undocumented Latino youth students in California: A grant proposal [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2014.

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
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Vecsey G. For the Cardinals, a Classic Finish. New York Times. 2011 Oct 29;D4.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

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 titleAustralasian Journal of Dermatology
AbbreviationAustralas. J. Dermatol.
ISSN (print)0004-8380
ISSN (online)1440-0960
ScopeDermatology

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