How to format your references using the WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public 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.
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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Gerber C. Heinrich Rohrer (1933-2013). Nature. 2013 Jul 4;499(7456):30.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Mezbahul-Islam M, Medraj M. Phase equilibrium in Mg-Cu-Y. Sci Rep. 2013 Oct 23;3:3033.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Naylor RL, Williams SL, Strong DR. Ecology. Aquaculture--a gateway for exotic species. Science. 2001 Nov 23;294(5547):1655–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Acosta IF, Laparra H, Romero SP, Schmelz E, Hamberg M, Mottinger JP, et al. tasselseed1 is a lipoxygenase affecting jasmonic acid signaling in sex determination of maize. Science. 2009 Jan 9;323(5911):262–5.

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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Wong BP, Mittal A, Cao Y, Starr G. Nano-CMOS Circuit and Physical Design. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
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Cudré-Mauroux P, Heflin J, Sirin E, Tudorache T, Euzenat J, Hauswirth M, et al., editors. The Semantic Web – ISWC 2012: 11th International Semantic Web Conference, Boston, MA, USA, November 11-15, 2012, Proceedings, Part II. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012. XXX, 467 p. 119 illus. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 7650).
A chapter in an edited book
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Cantz T, Sharma AD, Manns MP, Ott M. Liver. In: Steinhoff G, editor. Regenerative Medicine - from Protocol to Patient: 5 Regenerative Therapies II. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 145–77.

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 WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health.

Blog post
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Hale T. These Pens Use Ink Made Out Of Recycled Air Pollution. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016.

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. Savings Possible by Buying Automatic Data Processing Equipment or by Leasing It From Commercial Leasing Firms. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1970 Nov. Report No.: B-114829.

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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Hrivnak GA. Extending a model of leader -member exchange development: Individual and dyadic effects of personality, similarity and liking [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 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
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Hollander S. Rutgers Misses Shot At a Victory. New York Times. 1999 Nov 7;87.

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 titleWHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health
AbbreviationWHO South East Asia J. Public Health
ISSN (print)2224-3151
ISSN (online)2304-5272
Scope

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