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]
Perkel JM. Programming: Pick up Python. Nature 2015;518:125–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Weatheritt RJ, Babu MM. Evolution. The hidden codes that shape protein evolution. Science 2013;342:1325–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Ellwood MJ, Wille M, Maher W. Glacial silicic acid concentrations in the Southern Ocean. Science 2010;330:1088–91.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Gingerich PD, Haq Mu, Zalmout IS, Khan IH, Malkani MS. Origin of whales from early artiodactyls: hands and feet of Eocene Protocetidae from Pakistan. Science 2001;293:2239–42.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Ma AD, Roberts HR, Escobar MA. Hemophilia and Hemostasis. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Mackey PJ, Grimsey EJ, Jones RT, Brooks GA, editors. Celebrating the Megascale: Proceedings of the Extraction and Processing Division Symposium on Pyrometallurgy in Honor of David G.C. Robertson. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Gabarro J, García A, Serna M. On the Complexity of Equilibria Problems in Angel-Daemon Games. In: Hu X, Wang J, editors. Computing and Combinatorics: 14th Annual International Conference, COCOON 2008 Dalian, China, June 27-29, 2008 Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008, p. 31–40.

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]
Carpineti A. NASA Solves The Andromeda X-Ray Mystery. IFLScience 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/space/nasa-solves-the-andromeda-xray-mystery/ (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. Digests of Unpublished Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. III, No. 2. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1986.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
PerLee-Lange DL. An introduction to the juvenile dependency court process and the child welfare system: A curriculum for parents. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2010.

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. The Park as Hollywood East, With Stars Blossoming. New York Times 2001:146.

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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