How to format your references using the Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering. 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. Brune H. Applied physics. Assembly and probing of spin chains of finite size. Science. 2006;312:1005–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Lee RC, Ambros V. An extensive class of small RNAs in Caenorhabditis elegans. Science. 2001;294:862–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Loughlin PC, Willows RD, Chen M. In vitro conversion of vinyl to formyl groups in naturally occurring chlorophylls. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6069.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Burruel V, Klooster K, Barker CM, Pera RR, Meyers S. Abnormal early cleavage events predict early embryo demise: sperm oxidative stress and early abnormal cleavage. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6598.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Dincer I, Rosen MA, Ahmadi P. Optimization of Energy Systems. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2017.
An edited book
1. Shumaker R, editor. Virtual Reality: Second International Conference, ICVR 2007, Held as part of HCI International 2007, Beijing, China, July 22-27, 2007. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Møller J. Norway: Researching Norwegian Principals. In: Ärlestig H, Day C, Johansson O, editors. A Decade of Research on School Principals: Cases from 24 Countries. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 77–101.

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 Environmental Health Science and Engineering.

Blog post
1. Hale T. Against All Odds, AI Is Owning Humans At A Poker Tournament [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/against-all-odds-ai-is-owning-humans-at-a-poker-tournament/

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. DOD Satellite Control. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1994 Nov. Report No.: NSIAD-95-69R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Doyle JJ. Under the influence: High risk social networks and recidivism [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
1. Crow K. It Could Be Sharks Versus Sharks In This Rumble on the Waterfront. New York Times. 2003 Feb 23;146.

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 Environmental Health Science and Engineering
AbbreviationJ. Environ. Health Sci. Eng.
ISSN (online)2052-336X
ScopeEnvironmental Engineering
Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
Pollution
Waste Management and Disposal
Water Science and Technology
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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