How to format your references using the Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology (Clin J Gastroenterol). 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. Silk JB. Behavior. Who are more helpful, humans or chimpanzees? Science. 2006;311:1248–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Read AF, Thomas MB. Microbiology. Mosquitoes cut short. Science. 2009;323:51–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Cerritelli SM, Chon H, Crouch RJ. Molecular biology. A new twist for topoisomerase. Science. 2011;332:1510–1.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Bunker DE, Declerck F, Bradford JC, Colwell RK, Perfecto I, Phillips OL, et al. Species loss and aboveground carbon storage in a tropical forest. Science. 2005;310:1029–31.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Sofronas A. Analytical Troubleshooting of Process Machinery and Pressure Vessels. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
1. Evans JW. The Production and Processing of Inorganic Materials. Jonghe LCD, editor. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Bannore V. Regularization for Super-Resolution Image Reconstruction. In: Gabrys B, Howlett RJ, Jain LC, editors. Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems: 10th International Conference, KES 2006, Bournemouth, UK, October 9-11, 2006 Proceedings, Part II. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006. p. 36–46.

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 Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. There’s Now A Bar Where You Can Get Drunk On Breathable Booze [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/londoners-can-get-drunk-breathable-booze/

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. Collection Efforts Not Keeping Pace With Growing Number of Defaulted Student Loans. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1977 Aug. Report No.: CD-77-1.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Manley Lima MC. Commuter Students’ Social Integration: The Relationship Between Involvement in Extracurricular Activities and Sense of Belonging [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 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
1. Crow K. Healing and Burnout, 12 Hours at a Stretch. New York Times. 2001 Jun 24;152.

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 titleClinical Journal of Gastroenterology
AbbreviationClin. J. Gastroenterol.
ISSN (print)1865-7257
ISSN (online)1865-7265
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Gastroenterology

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