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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Health Policy 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]
Zuber MT. Planetary science. Learning to think like Martians. Science 2003;302:1694–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Cottrell E, Kelley KA. Redox heterogeneity in mid-ocean ridge basalts as a function of mantle source. Science 2013;340:1314–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Karlsson MP, Tervo DGR, Karpova AY. Network resets in medial prefrontal cortex mark the onset of behavioral uncertainty. Science 2012;338:135–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Gijsbers EF, van Nuenen AC, de la Peňa AT, Bowles EJ, Stewart-Jones GB, Schuitemaker H, et al. Low level of HIV-1 evolution after transmission from mother to child. Sci Rep 2014;4:5079.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Sagolla D. 140 Characters. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2009.
An edited book
[1]
Utracki LA, Wilkie CA, editors. Polymer Blends Handbook. 2nd ed. 2014. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Elsenbroich C. It Takes Two to Tango: We-Intentionality and the Dynamics of Social Norms. In: Xenitidou M, Edmonds B, editors. The Complexity of Social Norms, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014, p. 81–103.

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 Policy and Technology.

Blog post
[1]
Luntz S. Vegetation Changes Rain And Clouds More Than We Thought. IFLScience 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/vegetation-changes-rain-and-clouds-more-than-we-thought/ (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. Teacher Quality: Survey Results of State Officials on Efforts to Coordinate Teacher Quality Initiatives (GAO-09-594SP, July 2009), an E-supplement to GAO-09-593. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2009.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Jakubowski JK. Making character education a reality: An investigation of secondary teachers’ perspectives toward implementation. Doctoral dissertation. 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]
Otis J. A Blind Man Leans on His Faith as a Source of Encouragement. New York Times 2016:A24.

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 Policy and Technology
AbbreviationHealth Policy Technol.
ISSN (print)2211-8837
ScopeBiomedical Engineering
Health Policy

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