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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Medical Imaging. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
P. Huybers, “Atmosphere. Antarctica’s orbital beat,” Science 325(5944), 1085–1086 (2009).
A journal article with 2 authors
B. K. Czyzewski and D.-N. Wang, “Identification and characterization of a bacterial hydrosulphide ion channel,” Nature 483(7390), 494–497 (2012).
A journal article with 3 authors
F. H. Do-Monte, K. Quiñones-Laracuente, and G. J. Quirk, “A temporal shift in the circuits mediating retrieval of fear memory,” Nature 519(7544), 460–463 (2015).
A journal article with 4 or more authors
D. T. Lioy et al., “A role for glia in the progression of Rett’s syndrome,” Nature 475(7357), 497–500 (2011).

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
T. Crook and P. A. Kemp, Transforming Private Landlords, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK (2010).
An edited book
P. Tynjälä, M.-L. Stenström, and M. Saarnivaara, Eds., Transitions and Transformations in Learning and Education, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2012).
A chapter in an edited book
C. Basso, S. Y. Ho, and G. Thiene, “Anatomic and Histopathological Characteristics of the Conductive Tissues of the Heart,” in Electrical Diseases of the Heart: Genetics, Mechanisms, Treatment, Prevention, I. Gussak et al., Eds., pp. 37–51, Springer, London (2008).

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 Medical Imaging.

Blog post
S. Luntz, “Amazing Video Shows What LA’s Night Skies Would Look Like Without Pollution,” IFLScience, 7 May 2015, <> (accessed 30 October 2018).


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
Government Accountability Office, “Education Reform: School-Based Management Results in Changes in Instruction and Budgeting,” HEHS-94-135, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1994).

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
M. J. Starr, “Tests for Positive Selection on Genes Encoding Heat Shock Proteins in the Marine Slipper Snail, Crepidula fornicata,” Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana (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
L. Yablonsky, “Eye Spy,” in New York Times, p. 6228 (2007).

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 Medical Imaging
AbbreviationJ. Med. Imaging (Bellingham)
ISSN (print)2329-4302
ISSN (online)2329-4310

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