How to format your references using the Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. 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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Bradford MA. Ecology: Good dirt with good friends. Nature. 2014;505(7484):486-487.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Amack JD, Manning ML. Knowing the boundaries: extending the differential adhesion hypothesis in embryonic cell sorting. Science. 2012;338(6104):212-215.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Ghosh D, Segal A, Voets T. Distinct modes of perimembrane TRP channel turnover revealed by TIR-FRAP. Sci Rep. 2014;4:7111.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Muruve DA, Pétrilli V, Zaiss AK, et al. The inflammasome recognizes cytosolic microbial and host DNA and triggers an innate immune response. Nature. 2008;452(7183):103-107.

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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De Vos A. Reversible Computing. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2010.
An edited book
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Mitasiunas A, Rout T, O’Connor RV, Dorling A, eds. Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination: 14th International Conference, SPICE 2014, Vilnius, Lithuania, November 4-6, 2014, Proceedings. Vol 477. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
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Tiwari S. Tuning Applications for Superior Performance. In: Herrington J, Elrom E, Mostafa J, eds. AdvancED Flex 3. Berkeley, CA: Apress; 2008:145-178.

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 Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing.

Blog post
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Andrew D. Mining The Moon For Rocket Fuel To Get Us To Mars. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/mining-the-moon-for-rocket-fuel-to-get-us-to-mars/. Published May 20, 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. DOD Education Benefits: Increased Oversight of Tuition Assistance Program Is Needed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2011.

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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Carroll WE. Leadership and emotional intelligence: Ability-based and mixed models of emotional intelligence as predictors of leadership performance across manager levels. 2017.

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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Rice SE. It’s Not Too Late on North Korea. New York Times. August 10, 2017:A19.

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 titleExplore: The Journal of Science and Healing
AbbreviationExplore (NY)
ISSN (print)1550-8307
ScopeAnalysis
Complementary and alternative medicine
General Nursing
Chiropractics

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