How to format your references using the Journal of Laboratory Physicians citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Laboratory Physicians. 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
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Marx V. A deep look at synaptic dynamics. Nature 2014;515(7526):293–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Li G-W, Xie XS. Central dogma at the single-molecule level in living cells. Nature 2011;475(7356):308–15.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Donoso M, Collins AGE, Koechlin E. Human cognition. Foundations of human reasoning in the prefrontal cortex. Science 2014;344(6191):1481–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Bo S, Siegert MJ, Mudd SM, Sugden D, Fujita S, Xiangbin C, et al. The Gamburtsev mountains and the origin and early evolution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Nature 2009;459(7247):690–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Rossiter A. Professional Excellence. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2008.
An edited book
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Cheng HM, editor. Physiology Question-Based Learning: Neurophysiology, Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Systems. Singapore: Springer; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
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Rogosic J, Saric T, Pfister JA, Borina M. Importance of plants with medicinal properties in herbivore diets. In: Casasús I, Rogošiç J, Rosati A, Štokoviç I, Gabiña D, editors. Animal farming and environmental interactions in the Mediterranean region. Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers; 2012. page 45–56.

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 Laboratory Physicians.

Blog post
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Andrew E. An Immense Spiral Arm Could Encircle The Entire Milky Way [Internet]. IFLScience2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30];Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/immense-spiral-arm-could-encircle-entire-milky-way/

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
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Government Accountability Office. Student Athletes: Most Schools Meet Proposed Academic Performance Reporting Requirements. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Kang H. Essays on Methodologies in Contingent Valuation and the Sustainable Management of Common Pool Resources. 2006;

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
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Yablonsky L. Museo Drive. New York Times2010;M256.

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 Laboratory Physicians
AbbreviationJ. Lab. Physicians
ISSN (print)0974-2727
ISSN (online)0974-7826
Scope

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