How to format your references using the General Hospital Psychiatry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for General Hospital Psychiatry. 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
[1]
Gerber C. Heinrich Rohrer (1933-2013). Nature 2013;499:30.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Moreno NP, Erdmann DB. SPORE: Science Prize for Online Resources in Education. Addressing science teacher needs. Science 2010;327:1589–90.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Suma K, Sumiyoshi Y, Endo Y. The rotational spectrum of the water-hydroperoxy radical (H2O-HO2) complex. Science 2006;311:1278–81.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
He S, Dong W, Deng Q, Weng S, Sun W. Seeing more clearly: recent advances in understanding retinal circuitry. Science 2003;302:408–11.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Raymond SU. Recession, Recovery, and Renewal: Long-Term Nonprofit Strategies for Rapid Economic Change. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Marchetti-Spaccamela A, Segal M, editors. Theory and Practice of Algorithms in (Computer) Systems: First International ICST Conference, TAPAS 2011, Rome, Italy, April 18-20, 2011. Proceedings. vol. 6595. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Nakahara H, Sasao T, Matsuura M. A Regular Expression Matching Circuit Based on a Decomposed Automaton. In: Koch A, Krishnamurthy R, McAllister J, Woods R, El-Ghazawi T, editors. Reconfigurable Computing: Architectures, Tools and Applications: 7th International Symposium, ARC 2011, Belfast, UK, March 23-25, 2011. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011, p. 16–28.

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 General Hospital Psychiatry.

Blog post
[1]
Luntz S. International Conference Reveals Diverse Advances In Understanding Psychosis. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/international-conference-reveals-diverse-advances-in-understanding-psychosis/ (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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Rural Development: Steps Towards Realizing the Potential of Telecommunications Technologies. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1996.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Gardina VJ. Analysis of LiDAR data for fluvial geomorphic change detection at a small Maryland stream. Doctoral dissertation. University of Maryland, College Park, 2008.

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]
Meier B. Branding Ritual Scarred Women in Secret Circle. New York Times 2017:A1.

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 titleGeneral Hospital Psychiatry
AbbreviationGen. Hosp. Psychiatry
ISSN (print)0163-8343
ScopePsychiatry and Mental health

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