How to format your references using the Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions. 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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Carmeliet P. Biomedicine. Clotting factors build blood vessels. Science. 2001 Aug 31;293(5535):1602–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Buschman TJ, Miller EK. Top-down versus bottom-up control of attention in the prefrontal and posterior parietal cortices. Science. 2007 Mar 30;315(5820):1860–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Olsen A, Vantipalli MC, Lithgow GJ. Checkpoint proteins control survival of the postmitotic cells in Caenorhabditis elegans. Science. 2006 Jun 2;312(5778):1381–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Margolis HS, Barwood GP, Huang G, Klein HA, Lea SN, Szymaniec K, et al. Hertz-level measurement of the optical clock frequency in a single 88Sr+ ion. Science. 2004 Nov 19;306(5700):1355–8.

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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Center for Chemical Process Safety. Guidelines for Defining Process Safety Competency Requirements. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2015.
An edited book
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Ma K. Intelligent Web Data Management: Software Architectures and Emerging Technologies. 1st ed. 2016. Abraham A, Yang B, Sun R, editors. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. XIV, 162 p. 108 illus., 30 illus. in color. (Studies in Computational Intelligence; vol. 643).
A chapter in an edited book
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Butts J, Rice M, Shenoi S. Modeling Control System Failures and Attacks – The Waterloo Campaign to Oil Pipelines. In: Moore T, Shenoi S, editors. Critical Infrastructure Protection IV: Fourth Annual IFIP WG 1110 International Conference on Critical Infrastructure Protection, ICCIP 2010, Washington, DC, USA, March 15-17, 2010, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. p. 43–62. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology).

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 Educational Evaluation for Health Professions.

Blog post
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Andrew D. Why The Earth’s Magnetic Poles Could Be About To Swap Places – And How It Would affect Us [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/physics/why-the-earths-magnetic-poles-could-be-about-to-swap-places-and-how-it-would-affect-us/

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. Financial Literacy and Education Commission: Progress Made in Fostering Partnerships, but National Strategy Remains Largely Descriptive Rather Than Strategic. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2009 Apr. Report No.: GAO-09-638T.

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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Moore J. Recall after conscious sedation for gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures and its effect on patient satisfaction [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
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Murphy MJO. Weekend Entertainments From the Archives of The New York Times. New York Times. 2015 Dec 4;C32.

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 Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
AbbreviationJ. Educ. Eval. Health Prof.
ISSN (online)1975-5937
Scope

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