How to format your references using the Journal of Hainan Medical University citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Hainan Medical University (JHMU). 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]
Tammaro P. Journal club. A physiologist notes the similarities between animal and plant electricity. Nature 2009;458(7234):11.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Steig EJ, Wolfe AP. Atmospheric science. Sprucing up Greenland. Science 2008;320(5883):1595–1596.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Sale JE, Patel KJ, Batista FD. Retrospective. Michael Neuberger (1953-2013). Science 2013;342(6164):1335.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Muravyova E, Golovnin A, Gracheva E, Parshikov A, Belenkaya T, Pirrotta V, et al. Loss of insulator activity by paired Su(Hw) chromatin insulators. Science 2001;291(5503):495–498.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Hites RA, Raff JD. Elements of Environmental Chemistry. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ, 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Tolan PH, Leventhal BL (eds.). Disruptive Behavior Disorders. Springer: New York, NY, 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Jowhar D, Janetopoulos C. The Chemotactic Compass. In: Romeralo M, Baldauf S, Escalante R, editors. Dictyostelids: Evolution, Genomics and Cell Biology. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013: 71–87.

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 Hainan Medical University.

Blog post
[1]
Luntz S. Early Diverging Group of Humans Survived Until 2,300 Years Ago. IFLScience. 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/early-diverging-group-humans-survived-until-2300-years-ago/ (accessed 30 Oct 2018).

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. FAA Encountering Problems in Acquiring Major Automated Systems. U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1990.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Dorin J. Attachment style and perceived stress in college students. 2014.

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]
Hodgman J. Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgman. New York Times. 2017;:MM28.

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 Hainan Medical University
ISSN (print)1007-1237
Scope

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