How to format your references using the Journal of Infection and Public Health citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Infection and Public 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]
Hackney DD. Biochemistry. Processive motor movement. Science 2007;316:58–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Robinson JP, Roederer M. HISTORY OF SCIENCE. Flow cytometry strikes gold. Science 2015;350:739–40.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Mang PK, Larochelle S, Greven M. Condensed-matter physics: spurious magnetism in high-T(c) superconductor. Nature 2003;426:139–40; discussion 140.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Zhao Z, Bao K, Li D, Duan D, Tian F, Jin X, et al. Nitrogen concentration driving the hardness of rhenium nitrides. Sci Rep 2014;4:4797.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Jayaweera SK. Signal Processing for Cognitive Radios. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2014.
An edited book
[1]
Freire J, Koop D, Moreau L, editors. Provenance and Annotation of Data and Processes: Second International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2008, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, June 17-18, 2008. Revised Selected Papers. vol. 5272. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Close J-P, de Groot E, Cluitmans P. Event-Linked Communication. In: Close J-P, editor. AiREAS: Sustainocracy for a Healthy City: Phase 3: Civilian Participation – Including the Global Health Deal Proposition, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 97–113.

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 Infection and Public Health.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. This Amazing Test Could Detect ANY Virus In A Patient’s Blood. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/amazing-test-could-detect-any-virus-patient/ (accessed October 30, 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. Joint Strike Fighter: Management of the Technology Transfer Process. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2006.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Jones C. Evolutionary changes in development associated with a transition in larval nutritional mode in spiralians. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 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]
Stewart JB. Tiny School Outgains the Ivies. Here’s How. New York Times 2017:B1.

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 Infection and Public Health
AbbreviationJ. Infect. Public Health
ISSN (print)1876-0341
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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