How to format your references using the Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health. 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]
Catania KC. Olfaction: underwater “sniffing” by semi-aquatic mammals. Nature 2006;444:1024–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Hidaka H, Yoneda S. Radioactive Cs capture in the early solar system. Sci Rep 2013;3:1330.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Huxter J, Burgess N, O’Keefe J. Independent rate and temporal coding in hippocampal pyramidal cells. Nature 2003;425:828–32.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Kang J, Mathew V, Gim J, Kim S, Song J, Im WB, et al. Pyro-synthesis of a high rate nano-Li3V2(PO4)3/C cathode with mixed morphology for advanced Li-ion batteries. Sci Rep 2014;4:4047.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Stevenson O. Neglected Children and Their Families. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd; 2008.
An edited book
[1]
Ramalingam G, editor. Programming Languages and Systems: 6th Asian Symposium, APLAS 2008, Bangalore, India, December 9-11, 2008. Proceedings. vol. 5356. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Almalfouh SM, Stüber GL. Interference Aware Subcarrier and Power Allocation in OFDMA-Based Cognitive Radio Networks. In: Plass S, Dammann A, Kaiser S, Fazel K, editors. Multi-Carrier Systems & Solutions 2009, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2009, p. 35–45.

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 Epidemiology and Global Health.

Blog post
[1]
Luntz S. Company Claims To Have Developed Working Hoverboard. IFLScience 2014.

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. Analysis of Travel Activities of Certain Regulatory Agency Commissioners During 1971-75. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1976.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Mullis J. The impact of the media on public opinion of the police. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 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]
Krauss C, Schwartz J. Views on State Dept. Pick Hinge on Oil Industry. New York Times 2016:A19.

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 Epidemiology and Global Health
AbbreviationJ. Epidemiol. Glob. Health
ISSN (print)2210-6006
ScopeEpidemiology

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