How to format your references using the Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation. 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
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Silk JB. Social components of fitness in primate groups. Science. 2007;317(5843):1347-1351.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Seelig JD, Jayaraman V. Feature detection and orientation tuning in the Drosophila central complex. Nature. 2013;503(7475):262-266.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Iguchi I, Yamaguchi T, Sugimoto A. Diamagnetic activity above Tc as a precursor to superconductivity in La2-xSrxCuO4 thin films. Nature. 2001;412(6845):420-423.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Iriarte J, Holst I, Marozzi O, et al. Evidence for cultivar adoption and emerging complexity during the mid-Holocene in the La Plata basin. Nature. 2004;432(7017):614-617.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Li W. Risk Assessment of Power Systems. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2004.
An edited book
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Brucker P. Complex Scheduling. (Knust S, ed.). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
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Petrusel R. Aggregating Individual Models of Decision-Making Processes. In: Ralyté J, Franch X, Brinkkemper S, Wrycza S, eds. Advanced Information Systems Engineering: 24th International Conference, CAiSE 2012, Gdansk, Poland, June 25-29, 2012. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012:47-63.

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 Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation.

Blog post
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Fang J. Our Home Supercluster Gets a Map and a Name. IFLScience.

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
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Government Accountability Office. School-Age Children: Poverty and Diversity Challenge Schools Nationwide. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1994.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Adetunji OO. The Nature of Electronic States in Conducting Polymer Nano-Networks. 2008.

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
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Kelly M. Clinton Talks to Children, But Addresses Everybody. New York Times. February 21, 1993:124.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleHealthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation
AbbreviationHealthc. (Amst.)
ISSN (print)2213-0764
ScopeHealth Policy

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