How to format your references using the Occupational Medicine citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Occupational 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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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Kolber ZS. Ecology. Getting a better picture of the ocean’s nitrogen budget. Science 2006 Jun 9;312(5779):1479–80.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Bauer S, Hoye BJ. Migratory animals couple biodiversity and ecosystem functioning worldwide. Science 2014 Apr 4;344(6179):1242552.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Wilson RI, Turner GC, Laurent G. Transformation of olfactory representations in the Drosophila antennal lobe. Science 2004 Jan 16;303(5656):366–70.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Wang Q, Zhang H, Ma G, Liao Y, Tang X, Zhong Z. Spectrum gaps of spin waves generated by interference in a uniform nanostripe waveguide. Sci. Rep. 2014 Aug 1;4:5917.

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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Yakushevich LV. Nonlinear Physics of DNA. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2005.
An edited book
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Bleyer WA, Barr RD, editors. Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
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Saleem M, Mehmood Q, Ngonga Ngomo A-C. FEASIBLE: A Feature-Based SPARQL Benchmark Generation Framework. In: Arenas M, Corcho O, Simperl E, Strohmaier M, d’Aquin M, Srinivas K, et al., editors. The Semantic Web - ISWC 2015: 14th International Semantic Web Conference, Bethlehem, PA, USA, October 11-15, 2015, Proceedings, Part I Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 52–69.

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 Occupational Medicine.

Blog post
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Davis J. Paris Makes All Public Transport Free In A Bid To Tackle The Worst Smog Seen In 10 Years [Internet]. IFLScience IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/paris-makes-all-public-transport-free-in-a-bid-to-tackle-the-worst-smog-seen-in-10-years/

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. Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Leadership Needed to Collect and Disseminate Critical Biomedical Equipment Information. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998 Sep. Report No.: T-AIMD-98-310.

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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Kuru IC. Time-Dependent Vehicle Routing and Assignment in No-Notice Evacuations [Doctoral dissertation]. [Edwardsville, IL]: Southern Illinois University; 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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Kishkovsky S. Collective Farmers’ Monuments Meet Paintball. New York Times 2007 Nov 11;511.

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 titleOccupational Medicine
AbbreviationOccup. Med. (Lond.)
ISSN (print)0962-7480
ISSN (online)1471-8405
ScopePublic Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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