How to format your references using the Human Resources for Health citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Human Resources for 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.
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
1. Parker T. Sustainable energy: Cutting science’s electricity bill. Nature. 2011;480:315–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Forte AM, Mitrovica JX. Deep-mantle high-viscosity flow and thermochemical structure inferred from seismic and geodynamic data. Nature. 2001;410:1049–56.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Yi-Xiang Y, Ye J, Liu W-M. Goldstone and Higgs modes of photons inside a cavity. Sci Rep. 2013;3:3476.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Dubrovinsky L, Annersten H, Dubrovinskaia N, Westman F, Harryson H, Fabrichnaya O, et al. Chemical interaction of Fe and Al(2)O3 as a source of heterogeneity at the Earth’s core-mantle boundary. Nature. 2001;412:527–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Chen K-H. Power Management Techniques for Integrated Circuit Design. Singapore: John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
1. Catthoor F. Ultra-Low Energy Domain-Specific Instruction-Set Processors. Raghavan P, Lambrechts A, Jayapala M, Kritikakou A, Absar J, editors. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Bhansali A, Gogate Y. Cushing’s Syndrome: Clinical Perspectives. In: Gogate Y, editor. Clinical Rounds in Endocrinology: Volume I - Adult Endocrinology. New Delhi: Springer India; 2015. p. 67–94.

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 Human Resources for Health.

Blog post
1. Carpineti A. Humanity Is Not Ready To Face Off Against Asteroids Yet [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/humanity-is-not-ready-to-face-off-against-asteroids-yet/

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: FAA’s Actions to Study Responsibilities and Funding for Airport Security and to Certify Screening Companies. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1999 Feb. Report No.: RCED-99-53.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Newcomb S. Reliability of the CVI range: A functional vision assessment for children with cortical visual impairment [Doctoral dissertation]. [College Park, MD]: University of Maryland, College Park; 2009.

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. Kelly M. THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: Reporter’s Notebook; Fearing Fickleness, Clinton Says, “Stick With Us.” New York Times. 1992 Aug 8;18.

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 titleHuman Resources for Health
AbbreviationHum. Resour. Health
ISSN (online)1478-4491
ScopePublic Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Public Administration

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