How to format your references using the Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing. 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. McLean AR. Epidemiology. Coming to an airport near you. Science. 2013;342:1330–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Scita G, Di Fiore PP. The endocytic matrix. Nature. 2010;463:464–73.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Montague PR, Hyman SE, Cohen JD. Computational roles for dopamine in behavioural control. Nature. 2004;431:760–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Sato T, Cheng Y-N, Wu X-C, Zelenitsky DK, Hsiao Y-F. A pair of shelled eggs inside a female dinosaur. Science. 2005;308:375.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Piantadosi S. Clinical Trials: A Methodologic Perspective. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
1. Howard JA, Hood EE, editors. Commercial Plant-Produced Recombinant Protein Products: Case Studies. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Trombini G. Analysis of In-licensing Decisions at a Project and Firm-Level: Evidence from the Biopharmaceutical Industry. In: Bonesso S, Comacchio A, Pizzi C, editors. Project-Based Knowledge in Organizing Open Innovation. London: Springer; 2014. p. 69–84.

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 Clinical Monitoring and Computing.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Baby Raccoon Climbs Tree With A Lot Of Help From Its Mom. IFLScience. 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
1. Government Accountability Office. Process Used by Department of Education To Award Contracts for Operation of Indian Education Resource and Evaluation Centers. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1981 Apr. Report No.: HRD-81-100.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Chakravarty S. Harvesting health: Fertilizer, nutrition and AIDS treatment in Kenya [Doctoral dissertation]. [New York, NY]: Columbia University; 2009.

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. Lohr S. G.E., Pressured By Its Investors, Changes Leader. New York Times. 2017 Jun 12;A1.

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 titleJournal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
AbbreviationJ. Clin. Monit. Comput.
ISSN (print)1387-1307
ISSN (online)1573-2614
ScopeAnesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
Health Informatics

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