How to format your references using the Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps. 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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Field JK. Perspective: The screening imperative. Nature 2014;513:S7.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Hilfinger A, Paulsson J. Systems biology: Defiant daughters and coordinated cousins. Nature 2015;519:422–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Lind G, Linsmeier CE, Schouenborg J. The density difference between tissue and neural probes is a key factor for glial scarring. Sci Rep 2013;3:2942.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Wollert T, Wunder C, Lippincott-Schwartz J, et al. Membrane scission by the ESCRT-III complex. Nature 2009;458:172–7.

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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Du D-Z, Ko K-I. Theory of Computational Complexity. Hoboken, NJ: : John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2014.
An edited book
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Kamm J, Neumann B, editors. British TV Comedies: Cultural Concepts, Contexts and Controversies. London: : Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
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Aschieri F, Zorzi M. Non-determinism, Non-termination and the Strong Normalization of System T. In: Hasegawa M, ed. Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications: 11th International Conference, TLCA 2013, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, June 26-28, 2013. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: : Springer 2013. 31–47.

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 Royal Army Medical Corps.

Blog post
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Luntz S. New Paper Suggests Tatooine-type Planets Could Be Common. IFLScience. 2015.

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. Airport Safety: New Radar That Will Help Prevent Accidents Is 4 Years Behind Schedule. Washington, DC: : U.S. Government Printing Office 1991.

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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Vande Voort PS. A phenomenological exploration of faculty experiences using lecture capture systems. 2013.

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
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Yablonsky L. Imps of the Perverse. New York Times. 2011;:M250.

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 the Royal Army Medical Corps
AbbreviationJ. R. Army Med. Corps
ISSN (print)0035-8665
ISSN (online)2052-0468
ScopeGeneral Medicine

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