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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Personalized Medicine. 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
Weinberg, R. Point: Hypotheses First. Nature 2010, 464, 678.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sui, H.; Downing, K.H. Molecular Architecture of Axonemal Microtubule Doublets Revealed by Cryo-Electron Tomography. Nature 2006, 442, 475–478.
A journal article with 3 authors
Aharonian, F.A.; Bogovalov, S.V.; Khangulyan, D. Abrupt Acceleration of a “cold” Ultrarelativistic Wind from the Crab Pulsar. Nature 2012, 482, 507–509.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Cheng, M.Y.; Bullock, C.M.; Li, C.; Lee, A.G.; Bermak, J.C.; Belluzzi, J.; Weaver, D.R.; Leslie, F.M.; Zhou, Q.-Y. Prokineticin 2 Transmits the Behavioural Circadian Rhythm of the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus. Nature 2002, 417, 405–410.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Benitez, M.; Davidson, J.; Flaxman, L. Small Schools, Big Ideas; Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, CA, USA, 2009; ISBN 9781118269374.
An edited book
Muscle Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment; Mense, S., Gerwin, R.D., Eds.; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2010; ISBN 9783642054679.
A chapter in an edited book
Han, M.; Lee, N.; Han, K.; Lee, D. Fast IP Handover Between Satellite Networks and Wireless LAN Networks for High-Speed Trains. In IP Networking over Next-Generation Satellite Systems: International Workshop, Budapest, July 2007; Fan, L., Cruickshank, H., Sun, Z., Eds.; Springer: New York, NY, 2008; pp. 49–57 ISBN 9780387754277.

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 Personalized Medicine.

Blog post
Luntz, S. EPA Barred From Getting Advice From Scientists Available online: (accessed on 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 NASA’s Requirement for a Single Solid Rocket Refurbishment and Assembly Facility at Kennedy Space Center; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1984;

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Sink, R.C. Exploring a High School Community Relations and Parent Involvement Program. Doctoral dissertation, Lindenwood University: St. Charles, MO, 2010.

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
Shear, M.D.; Nixon, R. More Immigrants Face Deportation Under New Rules. New York Times 2017, A1.

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 Personalized Medicine
AbbreviationJ. Pers. Med.
ISSN (online)2075-4426

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