How to format your references using the Sexual Health citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Sexual 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.
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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Johnson E. Phase of matter. The elusive liquid-solid interface. Science 2002; 296(5567): 477-478.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Shuster DL, Weiss BP. Martian surface paleotemperatures from thermochronology of meteorites. Science 2005; 309(5734): 594-600.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Nam J-M, Thaxton CS, Mirkin CA. Nanoparticle-based bio-bar codes for the ultrasensitive detection of proteins. Science 2003; 301(5641): 1884-1886.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Warén A, Bengtson S, Goffredi SK, Van Dover CL. A hot-vent gastropod with iron sulfide dermal sclerites. Science 2003; 302(5647): 1007.

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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Al-Malah KIM. Aspen Plus®. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
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Paneni F. Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: A Guide to Clinical Management. (Cosentino F, ed.). Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
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Ferreira P. Self, Not-Self, and the End of Knowledge: Edward Caird on Self-Consciousness. In: Mander WJ, Panagakou S, eds. British Idealism and the Concept of the Self. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK; 2016:89-110.

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 Sexual Health.

Blog post
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Taub B. This Drug Reverses The Effects of Opioid Overdoses. IFLScience. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/drug-reverses-effects-opioid-overdoses/ [verified 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
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Government Accountability Office. Women in the Workplace: An Annotated Bibliography. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1979.

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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Karas LL. Information systems and technology leaders in merger and acquisition integrations. 2017.

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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Saslow L. Replacing Yellow Buses, With Green in Mind. New York Times. October 29, 2006:14LI2.

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 titleSexual Health
AbbreviationSex. Health
ISSN (print)1448-5028
ISSN (online)1449-8987
ScopeInfectious Diseases
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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