How to format your references using the Journal of Ginseng Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Ginseng Research. 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]
Hovers E. Archaeology: Tools go back in time. Nature 2015;521:294–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Guenther MG, Young RA. Transcription. Repressive transcription. Science 2010;329:150–1.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Shu Y, Hasenstaub A, McCormick DA. Turning on and off recurrent balanced cortical activity. Nature 2003;423:288–93.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Zhao C, Lin Z, Yin H, Ma Y, Xu F, Yang W. PEG molecular net-cloth grafted on polymeric substrates and its bio-merits. Sci Rep 2014;4:4982.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Saleh SA, Rahman MA. An Introduction to Wavelet Modulated Inverters. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Ortuño F, Rojas I, editors. Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering: Third International Conference, IWBBIO 2015, Granada, Spain, April 15-17, 2015. Proceedings, Part II. vol. 9044. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Delaunoy A, Prados E, Belhumeur PN. Towards Full 3D Helmholtz Stereovision Algorithms. In: Kimmel R, Klette R, Sugimoto A, editors. Computer Vision – ACCV 2010: 10th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, Queenstown, New Zealand, November 8-12, 2010, Revised Selected Papers, Part I, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011, p. 39–52.

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 Ginseng Research.

Blog post
[1]
Carpineti A. Astronomers Confirm The Observation Of The First White Dwarf Pulsar. IFLScience 2017.

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. Status and Issues Pertaining to the Proposed Development of the Space Telescope Project. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1977.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Mowery K. Beneath the Attack Surface. Doctoral dissertation. University of California San Diego, 2015.

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]
Gustines GG. Comic Book Looks at Harsh Life in Syria. New York Times 2016:C3.

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 Ginseng Research
AbbreviationJ. Ginseng Res.
ISSN (print)1226-8453
ScopeBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
Biotechnology
Complementary and alternative medicine

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