How to format your references using the Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics. 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
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Carlson EW. Condensed-matter physics: Charge topology in superconductors. Nature 2015; 525(7569): 329–330.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Lee S-Y, MacKinnon R. A membrane-access mechanism of ion channel inhibition by voltage sensor toxins from spider venom. Nature 2004; 430(6996): 232–235.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Padhi AK, Jayaram B, Gomes J. Prediction of functional loss of human angiogenin mutants associated with ALS by molecular dynamics simulations. Sci. Rep. 2013; 3: 1225.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Kato M, Mizuno K, Crozier A, Fujimura T, Ashihara H. Caffeine synthase gene from tea leaves. Nature 2000; 406(6799): 956–957.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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You H, Jianjuan X, Xin G. Radar Data Processing with Applications (John Wiley &;#38; Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd, Singapore, 2016).
An edited book
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Vulpetti G. Solar Sails: A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel, 2nd ed. 2015 (Springer, New York, NY, 2015).
A chapter in an edited book
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Czinglar C, Katicic A, Kčhler K, Schaner-Wolles C. Strategies in the L1-acquisition of predication: The copula construction in German and Croatian, in The Acquisition of Verbs and their Grammar: The Effect of Particular Languages, edited by N. Gagarina and I. Gulzow (Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2006), pp. 71–104.

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 Applied Clinical Medical Physics.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Mars: Contamination, Planetary Protection And The Search For Life. 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
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Government Accountability Office. Aviation Weather: FAA Is Reevaluating Services at Key Centers; Both FAA and the National Weather Service Need to Better Ensure Product Quality (U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2008).

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Ponder K. Easing Stress by Helping Others: How Corporate Volunteer Programs Impact the Stress of Employees Within an Organization (Doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois University, 2017).

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
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Saslow L. After Defeat, Islip Republicans Scramble to Find an Entry. New York Times 2007; LI2.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleJournal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
AbbreviationJ. Appl. Clin. Med. Phys.
ISSN (print)1526-9914
ScopeRadiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
Instrumentation
Radiation

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