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 (J Med Pers). 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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Horton B (2002) Applications matter. Nature 416:4–5
A journal article with 2 authors
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Moreira D, López-García P (2005) Comment on “The 1.2-megabase genome sequence of Mimivirus.” Science 308:1114; author reply 1114
A journal article with 3 authors
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Worrell BT, Malik JA, Fokin VV (2013) Direct evidence of a dinuclear copper intermediate in Cu(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloadditions. Science 340:457–460
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Xu Z, Dong Y, Wang H, et al (2014) Age-dependent postoperative cognitive impairment and Alzheimer-related neuropathology in mice. Sci Rep 4:3766

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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Bliesner DM (2006) Establishing a CGMP Laboratory Audit System. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Taillefer M, Ma D (2013) Amination and Formation of sp2 C-N Bonds. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Markina I (2016) Geodesics in Geometry with Constraints and Applications. In: Bahns D, Bauer W, Witt I (eds) Quantization, PDEs, and Geometry: The Interplay of Analysis and Mathematical Physics. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 153–314

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 (2014) See Inside A Tiger Shark’s Mouth As It Gobbles A GoPro. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/see-inside-tiger-sharks-mouth-it-gobbles-gopro/. 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 (1992) Transportation Issues. 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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Lucky-Medford L (2010) A gendered approach to synaesthesia using the poetry of John Keats and Emily Dickinson. Doctoral dissertation, Florida Atlantic 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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Eligon J (2017) In the Hands of a Pro. New York Times D1

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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