How to format your references using the Health Economics Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Health Economics Review. 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. DePinho RA. The age of cancer. Nature. 2000;408:248–54.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Vance SA, Sandros MG. Zeptomole detection of C-reactive protein in serum by a nanoparticle amplified surface plasmon resonance imaging aptasensor. Sci Rep. 2014;4:5129.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Mongillo G, Barak O, Tsodyks M. Synaptic theory of working memory. Science. 2008;319:1543–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Kim W, Zhu W, Hendricks GL, Van Tyne D, Steele AD, Keohane CE, et al. A new class of synthetic retinoid antibiotics effective against bacterial persisters. Nature. 2018;556:103–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Dos Santos EC Jr, Cabral da Silva ER. ADVANCED POWER ELECTRONICS CONVERTERS. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2014.
An edited book
1. Tidona C, Darai G, editors. The Springer Index of Viruses. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Inderbitzin M, Walraven T, Anderson J. Leading by Example: Ways That Prisoners Give Back to Their Communities. In: Abrams LS, Hughes E, Inderbitzin M, Meek R, editors. The Voluntary Sector in Prisons: Encouraging Personal and Institutional Change. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan US; 2016. p. 85–114.

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 Economics Review.

Blog post
1. Taub B. Soldiers’ Brains Electrocuted To Make Them More Attentive [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/brain/soldiers-brains-electrocuted-to-make-them-more-attentive/

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. Aviation Security: Progress Made but Actions Needed to Address Challenges in Meeting the Air Cargo Screening Mandate. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2010 Jun. Report No.: GAO-10-880T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Smith KL. Initial construct validation of the color figure mazes test [Doctoral dissertation]. [Malibu, CA]: Pepperdine University; 2012.

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. Edge JT. The Hidden Radicalism of Southern Food. New York Times. 2017 May 6;SR1.

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 Economics Review
AbbreviationHealth Econ. Rev.
ISSN (online)2191-1991
Scope

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