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. Schultz JC. Biochemical ecology: how plants fight dirty. Nature. 2002;416:267.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Mackelprang R, Rubin EM. Paleontology. New tricks with old bones. Science. 2008;321:211–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Ford MGJ, Jenni S, Nunnari J. The crystal structure of dynamin. Nature. 2011;477:561–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Kao S-C, Wu H, Xie J, Chang C-P, Ranish JA, Graef IA, et al. Calcineurin/NFAT signaling is required for neuregulin-regulated Schwann cell differentiation. Science. 2009;323:651–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Blair R. Organic Production and Food Quality. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2011.
An edited book
1. Demengel F. Functional Spaces for the Theory of Elliptic Partial Differential Equations. Demengel G, editor. London: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Ren W, Song J, Ma Z, Huang S. Towards a Bio-inspired Security Framework for Mission-Critical Wireless Sensor Networks. In: Cai Z, Li Z, Kang Z, Liu Y, editors. Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Systems: 4th International Symposium, ISICA 2009, Huangshi, China, October 23-25, 2009 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009. p. 35–44.

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. It Now Looks Certain That 2016 Will Be The Hottest Year On Record. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016.


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. The Federal Wind Energy Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1977 Mar. Report No.: EMD-77-33.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Olanisa EL. Mental health issues and use of health care services among older immigrant women in California [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2012.

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. Johnson M. A Brief Resurrection. New York Times. 2013 Mar 29;MM50.

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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