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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Health and Technology. 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. Jerolmack DJ. Planetary science. Pebbles on Mars. Science. 2013;340:1055–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Zuber MT, Garrick-Bethell I. Planetary science. What do we need to know to land on the Moon again? Science. 2005;310:983–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Sword GA, Lorch PD, Gwynne DT. Insect behaviour: migratory bands give crickets protection. Nature. 2005;433:703.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Gasser U, Weeks ER, Schofield A, Pusey PN, Weitz DA. Real-space imaging of nucleation and growth in colloidal crystallization. Science. 2001;292:258–62.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. El-Reedy MA. Construction Management for Industrial Projects. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
1. Katona GOH, Schrijver A, Szőnyi T, Sági G, editors. Fete of Combinatorics and Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Fu Y. Linear and Nonlinear Wave Propagation in Coated or Uncoated Elastic Half-spaces. In: Destrade M, Saccomandi G, editors. Waves in Nonlinear Pre-Stressed Materials. Vienna: Springer; 2007. p. 103–27.

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 Health and Technology.

Blog post
1. Andrew D. How Cooperative Behaviour Could Make Artificial Intelligence More Human. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016.


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. National Science Foundation Conflict of Interest Problems With Grants to Short Term Employees. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1981 Jan. Report No.: PAD-81-16.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Bannister RM. To What Extent Are the Grade Configurations of Middle/High Schools and High Schools Related to Student Engagement? [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 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
1. Kaplan T, Pilon M. Attorney General Turns Focus to New York’s Pets. New York Times. 2013 May 2;A21.

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 titleHealth and Technology
AbbreviationHealth Technol. (Berl.)
ISSN (print)2190-7188
ISSN (online)2190-7196
Biomedical Engineering
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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