How to format your references using the Globalization and Health citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Globalization and Health. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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. Gibson DR. Nuclear deterrence: decisions at the brink. Nature. 2012;487:27–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Heldwein EE, Brennan RG. Crystal structure of the transcription activator BmrR bound to DNA and a drug. Nature. 2001;409:378–82.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Werlen G, Hausmann B, Palmer E. A motif in the alphabeta T-cell receptor controls positive selection by modulating ERK activity. Nature. 2000;406:422–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Rosei F, Schunack M, Jiang P, Gourdon A, Laegsgaard E, Stensgaard I, et al. Organic molecules acting as templates on metal surfaces. Science. 2002;296:328–31.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Liebhart R, Chandramouli D, Wong C, Merkel J. LTE for Public Safety. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2015.
An edited book
1. Li D-W, editor. Biology of Microfungi. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Aloisio G, Caffaro M, Epicoco I. A Grid Software Process. In: Cunha JC, Rana OF, editors. Grid Computing: Software Environments and Tools. London: Springer; 2006. p. 75–98.

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 Globalization and Health.

Blog post
1. Luntz S. Forming Star Resembles Solar System’s Early Days. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.

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. Administration of the Office of Education’s Student Financial Aid Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1974 Apr. Report No.: B-164031(1).

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Martinez CA. Intervention workshops for members of multidisciplinary teams on hoarding: A grant proposal [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2013.

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. Barnard A. Wary of Russian Guarantees, Residents Are Staying Put in Aleppo. New York Times. 2016 Oct 20;A10.

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 titleGlobalization and Health
AbbreviationGlobal. Health
ISSN (online)1744-8603
ScopeHealth Policy
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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