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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Marshall E (2000) A sinister plot or victim of politics? Science 289:571
A journal article with 2 authors
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Barbraud C, Weimerskirch H (2001) Emperor penguins and climate change. Nature 411:183–186
A journal article with 3 authors
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Alby K, Schaefer D, Bennett RJ (2009) Homothallic and heterothallic mating in the opportunistic pathogen Candida albicans. Nature 460:890–893
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Kudgus RA, Walden CA, McGovern RM, et al (2014) Tuning pharmacokinetics and biodistribution of a targeted drug delivery system through incorporation of a passive targeting component. Sci Rep 4:5669

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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Rainey LD (2010) Confucius & Confucianism. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
An edited book
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Bee MA, Miller CT (2016) Psychological Mechanisms in Animal Communication. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Clavier H, Nolan SP (2010) Building Indenylidene–Ruthenium Catalysts for Metathesis Transformations. In: Dragutan V, Demonceau A, Dragutan I, Finkelshtein ES (eds) Green Metathesis Chemistry. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 39–47

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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Hale T (2017) The Science Behind Why This Photograph Looks Fake. In: IFLScience. 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 (2009) Public Transportation: Federal Project Approval Process Remains a Barrier to Greater Private Sector Role and DOT Could Enhance Efforts to Assist Project Sponsors. 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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Roy Chowdhury T (2012) Tracking Carbon Flow during Methane Oxidation into Methanotrophs Using 13C-PLFA Labeling in Pulsing Freshwater Wetlands. Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State 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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Pilon M (2012) Path of Saudi Arabian Trailblazer Runs Through the United States. New York Times D5

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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