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. Herrling P. Patent sense. Nature. 2007;449:174–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Fry CJ, Peterson CL. Transcription. Unlocking the gates to gene expression. Science. 2002;295:1847–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Sergio F, Newton I, Marchesi L. Conservation: top predators and biodiversity. Nature. 2005;436:192.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Lin H-K, Chen Z, Wang G, Nardella C, Lee S-W, Chan C-H, et al. Skp2 targeting suppresses tumorigenesis by Arf-p53-independent cellular senescence. Nature. 2010;464:374–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Wilmshurst L. Clinical and Educational Child Psychology. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.; 2012.
An edited book
1. Tzfira T. Nuclear Import and Export in Plants and Animals. Citovsky V, editor. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Luenberger DG, Ye Y. Duality and Complementarity. In: Ye Y, editor. Linear and Nonlinear Programming. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 83–114.

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. Andrew E. The Secret Maoist Chinese Operation That Conquered Malaria – And Won A Nobel [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/secret-maoist-chinese-operation-conquered-malaria-and-won-nobel/

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. Issues Related to FAA’s Effectiveness. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989 May. Report No.: T-RCED-89-39.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Mete RJ. Can STEM initiatives be social justice oriented: An analysis of urban school reform via smaller learning communities [Doctoral dissertation]. [College Park, MD]: University of Maryland, College Park; 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. Leland J. Waiting. New York Times. 2017 Apr 28;MB7.

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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