How to format your references using the Disability and Health Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Disability and Health Journal. 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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Suderow HJ. PHYSICS. Opening the gate on superconductivity. Science. 2015;350(6266):1316-1317.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Luzzatto L, Notaro R. Malaria. Protecting against bad air. Science. 2001;293(5529):442-443.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Schumacher MA, Hurlburt BK, Brennan RG. Crystal structures of SarA, a pleiotropic regulator of virulence genes in S. aureus. Nature. 2001;409(6817):215-219.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Mackler JM, Drummond JA, Loewen CA, Robinson IM, Reist NE. The C(2)B Ca(2+)-binding motif of synaptotagmin is required for synaptic transmission in vivo. Nature. 2002;418(6895):340-344.

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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Kerzner H. Project Management 2.0. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2015.
An edited book
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Hazelwood RR, ed. Wives of Child Molesters Within the Family. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
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Kaiser M, Simonotto J. Limited spreading: How hierarchical networks prevent the transition to the epileptic state. In: Steyn-Ross DA, Steyn-Ross M, eds. Modeling Phase Transitions in the Brain. New York, NY: Springer; 2010:99-116.

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 Disability and Health Journal.

Blog post
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O`Callaghan J. The Human Sense Of Smell Is Better Than You Think. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/the-human-sense-of-smell-is-better-than-you-think/. Published May 11, 2017. Accessed October 30, 2018.

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. James Webb Space Telescope: Project Meeting Commitments but Current Technical, Cost, and Schedule Challenges Could Affect Continued Progress. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2014.

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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Zohourian M. Supply Chain Decision Making Under Demand Uncertainty and the Use of Control Systems: A Correlational Study. 2015.

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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Castle S. As Clock Ticks on Exit From E.U., Britain Seems Adrift. New York Times. July 20, 2017:A6.

In-text citations

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

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 titleDisability and Health Journal
AbbreviationDisabil. Health J.
ISSN (print)1936-6574
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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