How to format your references using the Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental 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
1. Muchhala N. Nectar bat stows huge tongue in its rib cage. Nature. 2006;444:701–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Reznick DN, Ricklefs RE. Darwin’s bridge between microevolution and macroevolution. Nature. 2009;457:837–42.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Kimchi T, Xu J, Dulac C. A functional circuit underlying male sexual behaviour in the female mouse brain. Nature. 2007;448:1009–14.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Klein DE, Stayrook SE, Shi F, Narayan K, Lemmon MA. Structural basis for EGFR ligand sequestration by Argos. Nature. 2008;453:1271–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Bell M. Incremental Software Architecture. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2016.
An edited book
1. Tweedale JW. Embedded Automation in Human-Agent Environment. Jain LC, editor. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Luo ACJ. Synchronization of Dynamical Systems in Sense of Metric Functionals of Specific Constraints. In: Luo ACJ, Sun J-Q, editors. Complex Systems: Fractionality, Time-delay and Synchronization. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012. p. 205–98.

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 Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Strange Tale Of Fish Eye Evolution Shows How New Species Could Be Born [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/strange-tale-fish-eye-evolution-shows-how-new-species-could-be-born/

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Educational Programs in the Public Schools of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1970 Feb. Report No.: 092764.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Lyngarkos B. Examination of the relative importance of website elements for users of manufacturers representative websites [Doctoral dissertation]. [Scottsdale, AZ]: Northcentral University; 2015.

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
1. Otis J. A Caretaker and Protector Dreams of the ‘Fullest’ Life Possible for Her Sister. New York Times. 2016 Dec 11;A17.

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 Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health
AbbreviationJ. Psychosoc. Rehabil. Ment. Health
ISSN (print)2198-9834
ISSN (online)2198-963X
Scope

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