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]
Baughman RH. MATERIALS SCIENCE: Putting a New Spin on Carbon Nanotubes. Science 2000;290:1310–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Lefèvre F, Forget F. Observed variations of methane on Mars unexplained by known atmospheric chemistry and physics. Nature 2009;460:720–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Wieman CE, Adams WK, Perkins KK. PHYSICS. PhET: simulations that enhance learning. Science 2008;322:682–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Zhang T, Shen H, Dong W, Qu X, Liu Q, Du J. Antitumor effects and molecular mechanisms of figitumumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody to IGF-1 receptor, in esophageal carcinoma. Sci Rep 2014;4:6855.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Wolf RA. Atmospheric Pressure Plasma for Surface Modification. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Laconte J. Micromachined Thin-Film Sensors for SOI-CMOS Co-Integration. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Xu Y, Liu J, Hu QM, Chen ZJ, Du XH, Heng PA. Improving an SVM-based Liver Segmentation Strategy by the F-score Feature Selection Method. In: Dössel O, Schlegel WC, editors. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, September 7 - 12, 2009, Munich, Germany: Vol. 25/4 Image Processing, Biosignal Processing, Modelling and Simulation, Biomechanics, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010, p. 13–6.

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]
Andrew E. Regenerative Medicine Has Huge Potential But It Does Not Come Cheap. IFLScience 2014.

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. Information and Technology Management: Achieving Sustained and Focused Governmentwide Leadership. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2001.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Herman RL. Servant leadership: A model for organizations desiring a workplace spirituality culture. Doctoral dissertation. Capella University, 2008.

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]
Chira S. For Mothers Seeking Office, a Familiar Double Standard. New York Times 2017:A11.

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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