How to format your references using the European Journal of Integrative Medicine citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for European Journal of Integrative Medicine. 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
D.M. Kahan, Social science. A risky science communication environment for vaccines, Science. 342 (2013) 53–54.
A journal article with 2 authors
J. Aqvist, V. Luzhkov, Ion permeation mechanism of the potassium channel, Nature. 404 (2000) 881–884.
A journal article with 3 authors
J.-P. Hsin, A. Sheth, J.L. Manley, RNAP II CTD phosphorylated on threonine-4 is required for histone mRNA 3’ end processing, Science. 334 (2011) 683–686.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
F. Huo, Z. Zheng, G. Zheng, L.R. Giam, H. Zhang, C.A. Mirkin, Polymer pen lithography, Science. 321 (2008) 1658–1660.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
R.P. Mason, Trace Metals in Aquatic Systems, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2013.
An edited book
J. Snoeyink, P. Lu, K. Su, L. Wang, eds., Frontiers in Algorithmics and Algorithmic Aspects in Information and Management: Joint International Conference, FAW-AAIM 2012, Beijing, China, May 14-16, 2012. Proceedings, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
B. Bollobás, Z. Füredi, I. Kantor, G.O.H. Katona, I. Leader, A coding problem for pairs of subsets, in: J. Matoušek, J. Nešetřil, M. Pellegrini (Eds.), Geometry, Structure and Randomness in Combinatorics, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, 2014: pp. 47–59.

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 European Journal of Integrative Medicine.

Blog post
J. Davis, Shifting Wildlife Ranges Due To Climate Change Will Impact Health, People, And Culture, IFLScience. (2017). (accessed October 30, 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, Information Technology: Comments on Proposed OMB Guidance for Implementing the Government Paperwork Elimination Act, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1999.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
A.O. Ballan, The selfie generation: Students’ perceptions of classroom incivility in social work education, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 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
J. Goodman, Profiles in Caution, New York Times. (2017) BR9.

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 titleEuropean Journal of Integrative Medicine
AbbreviationEur. J. Integr. Med.
ISSN (print)1876-3820
ScopeComplementary and alternative medicine

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