How to format your references using the Journal of Men's Health citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Men's Health. 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
Goldston D. Big data: Data wrangling. Nature 2008;455:15.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chinsamy A, Elzanowski A. Bone histology. Evolution of growth pattern in birds. Nature 2001;412:402–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
McAlary L, Yerbury JJ, Aquilina JA. Glutathionylation potentiates benign superoxide dismutase 1 variants to the toxic forms associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Sci Rep 2013;3:3275.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Zaller JG, Heigl F, Ruess L, Grabmaier A. Glyphosate herbicide affects belowground interactions between earthworms and symbiotic mycorrhizal fungi in a model ecosystem. Sci Rep 2014;4:5634.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cowan JP. The Effects of Sound on People. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
Hřebíček J, Schimak G, Kubásek M, Rizzoli AE, editors. Environmental Software Systems. Fostering Information Sharing: 10th IFIP WG 5.11 International Symposium, ISESS 2013, Neusiedl am See, Austria, October 9-11, 2013. Proceedings. vol. 413. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Duggan D, Wu Y. Security Correctness for Secure Nested Transactions. In: Abadi M, Lluch Lafuente A, editors. Trustworthy Global Computing: 8th International Symposium, TGC 2013, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 30-31, 2013, Revised Selected Papers, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014, p. 64–79.

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 Men's Health.

Blog post
Fang J. Hubble Captures the Glowing Heart of a Spiral Galaxy. IFLScience 2014. (accessed October 30, 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. Embedded Computer Systems: Significant Software Problems on C-17 Must Be Addressed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1992.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Kim H. Prediction and Elimination of Galling in Forming Galvanized Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS). Doctoral dissertation. Ohio State University, 2008.

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
Kercher S. Mothers Becoming Fast Friends, With a Swipe. New York Times 2017:D10.

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 Men's Health
AbbreviationJ. Mens health
ISSN (print)1875-6867
ScopeGeneral Medicine

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