How to format your references using the Journal of Medicine and the Person citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Medicine and the Person. 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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Kerr RA (2000) PALEOCLIMATE: An Appealing Snowball Earth That’s Still Hard to Swallow. Science 287:1734–1736
A journal article with 2 authors
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Sandeep S, Ajayamohan RS (2014) Origin of cold bias over the Arabian Sea in Climate Models. Sci Rep 4:6403
A journal article with 3 authors
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Pohl MED, Pope KO, von Nagy C (2002) Olmec origins of Mesoamerican writing. Science 298:1984–1987
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Lederbogen F, Kirsch P, Haddad L, et al (2011) City living and urban upbringing affect neural social stress processing in humans. Nature 474:498–501

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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Gardi F, Benoist T, Darlay J, et al (2014) Mathematical Programming Solver Based on Local Search. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Donnellan B, Helfert M, Kenneally J, et al (2015) New Horizons in Design Science: Broadening the Research Agenda: 10th International Conference, DESRIST 2015, Dublin, Ireland, May 20-22, 2015, Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Marinč M, Vlahu R (2012) General Issues on the Structure of Banking Industry. In: Vlahu R (ed) The Economics of Bank Bankruptcy Law. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 85–96

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 Medicine and the Person.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2015) Blind Man Now Able To See Shapes Thanks To Bionic Eye. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/technology/blind-man-now-able-see-shapes-thanks-bionic-eye/. Accessed 30 Oct 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
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Government Accountability Office (2000) Mass Transit: Project Management Oversight Benefits and Future Funding Requirements. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

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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Luscinski A (2017) Best Practices in Adult Online Learning. Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University

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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Cowen T (2016) More Time to Unwind, Unless You’re a Woman. New York Times BU3

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 Medicine and the Person
AbbreviationJ. Med. Person
ISSN (print)2035-9411
ISSN (online)2036-3877
ScopeHealth Policy

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