How to format your references using the Journal of Religion and Health citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Religion and 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
Dickson, D. (2000). Unesco backs “science for debt” plan. Nature, 404(6781), 911.
A journal article with 2 authors
Schuchmann, K., & Müller, V. (2013). Direct and reversible hydrogenation of CO2 to formate by a bacterial carbon dioxide reductase. Science (New York, N.Y.), 342(6164), 1382–1385.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sousa-Nunes, R., Yee, L. L., & Gould, A. P. (2011). Fat cells reactivate quiescent neuroblasts via TOR and glial insulin relays in Drosophila. Nature, 471(7339), 508–512.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Martinowich, K., Hattori, D., Wu, H., Fouse, S., He, F., Hu, Y., et al. (2003). DNA methylation-related chromatin remodeling in activity-dependent BDNF gene regulation. Science (New York, N.Y.), 302(5646), 890–893.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Aubrey, S. B. (2010). The Profitable Hobby Farm. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing, Inc.
An edited book
Ohno, S., Ohno, N., & Terada, N. (Eds.). (2016). In Vivo Cryotechnique in Biomedical Research and Application for Bioimaging of Living Animal Organs (1st ed. 2016.). Tokyo: Springer Japan.
A chapter in an edited book
Sebastiani, P., Jeneralczuk, J., & Ramoni, M. F. (2006). Design and Analysis of Screening Experiments with Microarrays. In A. Dean & S. Lewis (Eds.), Screening: Methods for Experimentation in Industry, Drug Discovery, and Genetics (pp. 115–138). New York, NY: Springer.

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 Religion and Health.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, July 1). Why GM Food is so Hard to Sell to a Wary Public. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 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
Government Accountability Office. (2006). Information Technology: Immigration and Customs Enforcement Is Beginning to Address Infrastructure Modernization Program Weaknesses but Key Improvements Still Needed (No. GAO-06-823). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Gonzalez, R. (2010). A mentoring program for Latino foster youth: A grant proposal (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Feeney, K. (2008, July 6). Grown in New Jersey (Mostly). New York Times, p. NJ8.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Dickson 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Dickson 2000; Schuchmann and Müller 2013).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Schuchmann and Müller 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Martinowich et al. 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Religion and Health
AbbreviationJ. Relig. Health
ISSN (print)0022-4197
ISSN (online)1573-6571
ScopeReligious studies
General Medicine
General Nursing

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