How to format your references using the Israel Journal of Health Policy Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Israel Journal of Health Policy Research. 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. McDonough WF. Geochemistry. Meteoritic clues point chromium toward Earth’s core. Science. 2011;331:1397–8.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Renaud P, Leong P. Chemistry. A light touch catalyzes asymmetric carbon-carbon bond formation. Science. 2008;322:55–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Arimbasseri AG, Kassavetis GA, Maraia RJ. Transcription. Comment on “Mechanism of eukaryotic RNA polymerase III transcription termination.” Science. 2014;345:524.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Wang F, Zhang L, Zhang G-L, Wang Z-B, Cui X-S, Kim N-H, et al. WASH complex regulates Arp2/3 complex for actin-based polar body extrusion in mouse oocytes. Sci Rep. 2014;4:5596.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Soustelle M. An Introduction to Chemical Kinetics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2011.
An edited book
1. Hörmann K. Surgery for Sleep Disordered Breathing. Verse T, editor. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Chnafa C, Mendez S, Moreno R, Nicoud F. Using Image-based CFD to Investigate the Intracardiac Turbulence. In: Quarteroni A, editor. Modeling the Heart and the Circulatory System. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 97–117.

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 Israel Journal of Health Policy Research.

Blog post
1. Davis J. Possible Major Advancement In Skin Cancer Treatment [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/possible-major-advancement-skin-cancer-treatment/

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. Medicare Part D: CMS Has Implemented Processes to Oversee Plan Finder Pricing Accuracy and Improve Website Usability. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2014 Jan. Report No.: GAO-14-143.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Cook AE. Gas hydrate-filled fracture reservoirs on continental margins [Doctoral dissertation]. [New York, NY]: Columbia University; 2010.

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. Wagner J. New Routine Becomes an Exercise in Bonding: Stretch, Share, Hug. New York Times. 2017 Oct 11;B12.

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 titleIsrael Journal of Health Policy Research
AbbreviationIsr. J. Health Policy Res.
ISSN (online)2045-4015
ScopeHealth Policy
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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