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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Ledford H. Ahead of the pack. Nature 2009;459(7244):286–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Hertzfeld HR, Pace SN. Space law. International cooperation on human lunar heritage. Science 2013;342(6162):1049–50.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Jones MH, Bewsher D, Brown DS. Imaging of a circumsolar dust ring near the orbit of Venus. Science 2013;342(6161):960–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Amonlirdviman K, Khare NA, Tree DRP, Chen WS, Axelrod JD, Tomlin CJ. Mathematical modeling of planar cell polarity to understand domineering nonautonomy. Science 2005;307(5708):423–6.

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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Denham BE. Categorical Statistics for Communication Research. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
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Castillejo M, Ossi PM, Zhigilei L, editors. Lasers in Materials Science. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
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Buescher N, Holzer A, Weber A, Katzenbeisser S. Compiling Low Depth Circuits for Practical Secure Computation. In: Askoxylakis I, Ioannidis S, Katsikas S, Meadows C, editors. Computer Security – ESORICS 2016: 21st European Symposium on Research in Computer Security, Heraklion, Greece, September 26-30, 2016, Proceedings, Part II. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. page 80–98.

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 D. What Happens When You Add A Drop Of Liquid Nitrogen To Gasoline? [Internet]. IFLScience2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30];Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/chemistry/what-happens-when-you-add-drop-liquid-nitrogen-gasoline/

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. Air Traffic Control: Efforts to Modernize Oceanic System Delayed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991.

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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Rutherford C. The education of Dr. Khalil Totah. 2010;

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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Cooper H, Shear MD, Searcey D. Travel Ban on Chad Could Harm American Interests, Officials Say. New York Times2017;A6.

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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