How to format your references using the Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Ganzheitsmedizin citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Ganzheitsmedizin. 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
Burgess D. Taking on that first faculty job. Nature. 2007 Jun;447(7148):1142.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chittka L, Schürkens S. Successful invasion of a floral market. Nature. 2001 Jun;411(6838):653.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mendoza M, Herrmann HJ, Succi S. Hydrodynamic model for conductivity in graphene. Sci Rep. 2013 Jan;3:1052.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Lee A-H, Scapa EF, Cohen DE, Glimcher LH. Regulation of hepatic lipogenesis by the transcription factor XBP1. Science. 2008 Jun;320(5882):1492–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bourlès H. Linear Systems. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
E. Mullins R, Beeler J, editors. The Transformation of British and American Naval Policy in the Pre-Dreadnought Era: Ideas, Culture and Strategy. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Siek JG. The C++0x “Concepts” Effort. In: Gibbons J, editor. Generic and Indexed Programming: International Spring School, SSGIP 2010, Oxford, UK, March 22-26, 2010, Revised Lectures. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012; pp 175–216.

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 Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Ganzheitsmedizin.

Blog post
Andrew D. How Much Would It Cost To Be Batman? [Internet]. IFLScience. 2015 Sep


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. Rail Transportation: Federal Railroad Administration’s New Approach to Railroad Safety. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1997.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Pratt PR. Analysis of the thermo-mechanical characteristics of the LENSTM process for steels using the finite element method. 2009

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
Vecsey G. They Left Their Hearts at Coogan’s Bluff. New York Times. 2013 Jan;D1.

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 titleSchweizerische Zeitschrift für Ganzheitsmedizin
ISSN (print)1015-0684
ISSN (online)1663-7607
ScopeComplementary and alternative medicine

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