How to format your references using the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 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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Seeberger PH: Exploring life’s sweet spot. Nature 437: 1239, 2005
A journal article with 2 authors
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Salazar-Ciudad I, Jernvall J: A computational model of teeth and the developmental origins of morphological variation. Nature 464: 583–586, 2010
A journal article with 3 authors
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Schmitz D, Mellor J, Nicoll RA: Presynaptic kainate receptor mediation of frequency facilitation at hippocampal mossy fiber synapses. Science 291: 1972–1976, 2001
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Mao L, Begum D, Chuang HW, Budiman MA, Szymkowiak EJ, Irish EE, et al.: JOINTLESS is a MADS-box gene controlling tomato flower abscission zone development. Nature 406: 910–913, 2000

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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Chiang H-D: Direct Methods for Stability Analysis of Electric Power Systems. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.;
An edited book
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Dehne F, Sack J-R, Zeh N, editors: Algorithms and Data Structures: 10th International Workshop, WADS 2007, Halifax, Canada, August 15-17, 2007. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer;
A chapter in an edited book
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Wu JX, Ro K, Yeh MW: Jan Wolff and Israel L. Chaikoff. In: Surgical Endocrinopathies: Clinical Management and the Founding Figures, edited by Pasieka JL, Lee JA, pp 21–24, 2015

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 the American Society of Nephrology.

Blog post
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Fang J: What Are These Bizarre Formations At Meteorite Fall Sites? [Internet]. IFLScience. 2015 Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/what-are-snow-carrots-doing-meteorite-fall-sites/ [cited 2018 Oct 30]

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: Status of Trident and SSN-688 Submarine Construction. 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
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McKenzie RA: A correlational study of servant leadership and teacher job satisfaction in a public education institution. 2012

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.
Williams J: Five Americans Listed for Man Booker Prize. New York Times. C3, 2016

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 the American Society of Nephrology
AbbreviationJ. Am. Soc. Nephrol.
ISSN (print)1046-6673
ISSN (online)1533-3450
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Nephrology

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