How to format your references using the Journal of Aging Studies citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Aging Studies. 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
Savage, N. (2012). Technology: the taste of things to come. Nature, 486(7403), S18-9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Fried, S. D., & Boxer, S. G. (2015). BIOPHYSICS. Response to Comments on “Extreme electric fields power catalysis in the active site of ketosteroid isomerase.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 349(6251), 936.
A journal article with 3 authors
Martinez-Mateo, J., Elkouss, D., & Martin, V. (2013). Key reconciliation for high performance quantum key distribution. Scientific Reports, 3, 1576.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Hosie, A. M., Wilkins, M. E., da Silva, H. M. A., & Smart, T. G. (2006). Endogenous neurosteroids regulate GABAA receptors through two discrete transmembrane sites. Nature, 444(7118), 486–489.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chandler, C. (2010). The Science of ADHD. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
An edited book
Bramley, A., Brissaud, D., Coutellier, D., & McMahon, C. (Eds.). (2005). Advances in Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Krzyżowski, Ł. (2016). Structuring Social Remittances: Transnational Networks of Polish Migrants. In M. Nowicka & V. Šerbedžija (Eds.), Migration and Social Remittances in a Global Europe (pp. 71–93). London: Palgrave Macmillan UK.

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 Journal of Aging Studies.

Blog post
Davis, J. (2015, May 13). Humans And Neanderthals Mated More Recently Than Thought. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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
Government Accountability Office. (1994). National Highway System: Refinements Would Strengthen the System (No. T-RCED-94-136). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Momcheva, I. G. (2009). Environments of strong gravitational lenses (Doctoral dissertation). University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

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
Dominus, S. (2016, July 20). Just Dance. New York Times, p. MM20.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Savage, 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Fried & Boxer, 2015; Savage, 2012).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Fried & Boxer, 2015)
  • Three authors: (Martinez-Mateo, Elkouss, & Martin, 2013)
  • 6 or more authors: (Hosie, Wilkins, da Silva, & Smart, 2006)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Aging Studies
AbbreviationJ. Aging Stud.
ISSN (print)0890-4065
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Health Policy
Issues, ethics and legal aspects

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