How to format your references using the Journal of Australian Strength & Conditioning citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Australian Strength & Conditioning (JASC). 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. Cyranoski, D. Fresh horizons South Korea. Nature. 420(6916): 4–5. 2002
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Sherkow, J. S., & Greely, H. T. Genomics. What if extinction is not forever? Science (New York, N.Y.). 340(6128): 32–33. 2013
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Tang, C., Iwahara, J., & Clore, G. M. Visualization of transient encounter complexes in protein-protein association. Nature. 444(7117): 383–386. 2006
A journal article with 4 or more authors
1. Meng, Z., Qiu, Y., Lin, K. C., Kumar, A., Placone, J. K., Fang, C., Wang, K.-C., Lu, S., Pan, M., Hong, A. W., Moroishi, T., Luo, M., Plouffe, S. W., Diao, Y., Ye, Z., Park, H. W., Wang, X., Yu, F.-X., Chien, S., Wang, C.-Y., Ren, B., Engler, A. J., & Guan, K.-L. RAP2 mediates mechanoresponses of the Hippo pathway. Nature. 560(7720): 655–660. 2018

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Chiasson, A. D. Geothermal Heat Pump and Heat Engine Systems. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2016
An edited book
1. Frolov, K. V., & Baecher, G. B. Protection of Civilian Infrastructure from Acts of Terrorism. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands. 2006
A chapter in an edited book
1. Onishi, H., & Kameyama, S. Clinical Applications. In: Clinical Applications of Magnetoencephalography. S. Tobimatsu and R. Kakigi, eds. Tokyo: Springer Japan, 2016. pp. 73–93

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 Australian Strength & Conditioning.

Blog post
1. Taub, B. Common Infection Linked To Schizophrenia. IFLScience. Available at: Accessed: October 30, 2018


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. Commercial Space: Industry Developments and FAA Challenges. 2016

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Rodman, R. A. Casual factors that contribute to gender bias in career choice among junior high school age females. 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. Poniewozik, J. The Match Of a Lifetime. New York Times. C1. 2017

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (2).
This sentence cites two references (2,4).
This sentence cites four references (2,5,7,8).

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Australian Strength & Conditioning
ISSN (print)1835-7644

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