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. Campbell CT. Surface science. Waltzing with O2. Science. 2003;299:357.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Wiersma DS, Cavalieri S. Light emission: A temperature-tunable random laser. Nature. 2001;414:708–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Didenko YT, McNamara WB 3rd, Suslick KS. Molecular emission from single-bubble sonoluminescence. Nature. 2000;407:877–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Ceci M, Gaviraghi C, Gorrini C, Sala LA, Offenhäuser N, Marchisio PC, et al. Release of eIF6 (p27BBP) from the 60S subunit allows 80S ribosome assembly. Nature. 2003;426:579–84.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Girmscheid G. Bauprozesse und Bauverfahren des Tunnelbaus. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2013.
An edited book
1. Gavrilova ML, Tan CJK, editors. Transactions on Computational Science I. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Sturmey P, Williams DE. Functional Assessment and Analysis and Function-Based Interventions. In: Williams DE, editor. Pica in Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 65–79.

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. O`Callaghan J. 5 Of The Most Frightening Moments In The History Of Spaceflight. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.

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. Social Security: Restoration of Telephone Access to Local SSA Offices. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991 Mar. Report No.: HRD-91-76FS.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Wolff A. PRIDE: A psycho-educational peer support group for LGBTIQ youth: A grant proposal [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: 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. MacFARQUHAR N, Nechepurenko I. In Over 100 Cities, Protesters Heed Anti-Kremlin Cry. New York Times. 2017 Jun 12;A1.

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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