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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Bernstein R. From war to science paradise. Science 2015;348(6234):602.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Morris RGM, Takeuchi T. Neuroscience. The imaginary mind of a mouse. Science 2012;335(6075):1455–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Zhu A, Ding C, Tian Y. A two-photon ratiometric fluorescence probe for cupric ions in live cells and tissues. Sci Rep 2013;3:2933.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Kuznetsov AE, Birch KA, Boldyrev AI, Li X, Zhai H-J, Wang L-S. All-metal antiaromatic molecule: rectangular Al4(4-) in the Li3Al4(-) anion. Science 2003;300(5619):622–5.

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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West BJ, Griffin LA. Biodynamics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
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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 III. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
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Han J, Cho Y, Kim E, Choi J. A Ubiquitous Workflow Service Framework. In: Gavrilova ML, Gervasi O, Kumar V, Tan CJK, Taniar D, Laganá A, et al., editors. Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2006: International Conference, Glasgow, UK, May 8-11, 2006, Proceedings, Part IV. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006. page 30–9.

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. 6-million-year-old human ancestor was bipedal, yet lived in the trees [Internet]. IFLScience2013 [cited 2018 Oct 30];Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/6-million-year-old-human-ancestor-was-bipedal-yet-lived-trees/

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. Export Controls: NASA Management Action and Improved Oversight Needed to Reduce the Risk of Unauthorized Access to Its Technologies. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2014.

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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Anderson MS. Integrating Emergency Medical Services Into the Patient-Centered Medical Home. 2017;

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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Gordon MR. In Mosul’s Endgame, Escape Proves Harrowing and Surrender Unlikely. New York Times2017;A4.

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
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