How to format your references using the World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion. 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
[1]
Stokstad E. PALEONTOLOGY: Fossils Made to Order, Any Size. Science 2000;288:1729.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Fragoso G, Spencer T. Physiographic control on the development of Spartina marshes. Science 2008;322:1064.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Domnisoru C, Kinkhabwala AA, Tank DW. Membrane potential dynamics of grid cells. Nature 2013;495:199–204.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Korneev SA, Kemenes I, Bettini NL, Kemenes G, Staras K, Benjamin PR, et al. Axonal trafficking of an antisense RNA transcribed from a pseudogene is regulated by classical conditioning. Sci Rep 2013;3:1027.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Sadati N, Dumont GA, Hamed KA, Gruver WA. Hybrid Control and Motion Planning of Dynamical Legged Locomotion. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Dent D, editor. Soil as World Heritage. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Gornitzka Å. Networking Administration in Areas of National Sensitivity: The Commission and European Higher Education. In: Amaral A, Neave G, Musselin C, Maassen P, editors. European Integration and the Governance of Higher Education and Research, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2009, p. 109–31.

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 World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion.

Blog post
[1]
Andrews R. Element 117 Has Officially Been Named “Tennessine.” IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/chemistry/element-117-officially-named-tennessine/ (accessed October 30, 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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Improved Planning and Acquisition Strategies Can Help Address Operational Challenges. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2006.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Stuart K. The Relationship Between Weather and Lunar Changes on Student Achievement and Measures School Districts Utilize to Combat Potential Impact. Doctoral dissertation. Lindenwood 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
[1]
Kelly SR. A Bend in the River. New York Times 2013:A35.

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 titleWorld Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion
AbbreviationWorld J. Acupunct. Moxibustion
ISSN (print)1003-5257
Scope

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