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Guidelines For The Authors


Types of Manuscripts

Contributions falling into the following categories will be considered for publication: Research highlight, Commentary, Opinion, Review, Original article, Case study, Letter to the Editor.

Please ensure that you select the appropriate article type from the list of options when making your submission. Authors contributing to the special topic/section/issue should ensure that they select the special issue article type from this list.

It is recommended not to include unnecessary information and any material and information that is not appropriate to the content of the study. With the decision of the editor, studies above word limits may be published, although not very often.. This can only be done in line with the editor's evaluation, opinions and suggestions.

Research Highlight

Research Highlights are by invitation only and present short updates on new progress in the field of sport and health. They should be no more than 900 words.


Commentary articles comment on articles that have been published in SSTB and other top journals or hot topics. They should contain no more than 1000 words of text, 1 display item (figure or table) and a maximum of 20 references. Commentary articles do not contain an abstract.


Opinion pieces cover a wide variety of topics that are of current interest in sport and health and highlight their interaction with society. They may discuss policy, ethics, science, or society and should be written in an accessible, non-technical style. They can be written with authority, color, vivacity, and personal voice. Opinion pieces should be 1500 - 2500 words and should contain no more than 25 references. They do not contain primary research data, although they may present "sociological" data (funding trends, demographics, bibliographic data, scientific and social development, etc.). Opinion pieces do not contain an abstract, and keywords. In all other respects, the directions for full papers should be followed.


Review articles survey recent developments in a topical area of sport and health. Reviews have a word limit of 6000 words including abstract but excluding references, tables, and figures. In SSTB, review articles are usually invited by the Editor or Assistant Editors. Non-invited manuscripts will only be considered if the authors are highly reputable as evidenced by a track record of productivity in the relevant field under review. Systematic review and meta-analysis should follow the EQUATOR Reporting Guidelines (

Original Article

Original articles are studies that are of high scientific quality and that are of interest to the diverse readership of the journal. Manuscripts should include an abstract and appropriate experimental details to support the conclusions. Original Articles should not exceed 6500 words and 7 display items (tables and/or figures), but the Editor may include articles that exceed these limits depending on the article.

Case Study

A Case study should report on specific cases that are unique, exciting, and current to exercise and sport science, sports medicine, health, and other relevant fields of study. Case studies should make a distinct contribution to the scientific field and/or question existing paradigms. A case could be an individual or a community depending on the nature of the study. We expect most case studies to include an abstract, an introduction, a brief case report, and a discussion. The outline of the study should be clear and understandable. The research problem, constraints, purpose, scope, methodology and hypotheses need to be very clear.

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor present preliminary reports of unusual urgency, significance and interest, whose subjects may be republished in expanded form. They should contain no more than 900 words of text, 1 display item (figure or table) and a maximum of 10 references. Letters to the Editor do not contain an abstract and keywords. In all other respects, the directions for full papers should be followed.

Peer Review

This journal operates a single blind review process. All contributions are typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final. Although the Editor is dependent on the reviewer’s evaluation, he/she has the right to use personal opinion, to reject the manuscript unilaterally and to send it to different reviewers for re-evaluation. Studies that pass the review process positively are evaluated by the editorial board and are queued for publication according to the issue in which the relevant study will be published.


Submission to this journal proceeds totally online. Use the following guidelines to prepare your article. Via the homepage of this journal ( you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the various files. After becoming a member of the journal system, upload your article to the system correctly. The article you have uploaded to the system must be a Word file, and the content of the work uploaded to the system must allow the editor, reviewers and the technical team to make changes. Tables and formulas consisting of data must be entered manually and allow for changes to be made. The Word file of the article you upload to the system must not contain any information belonging to the author(s), ethics committee and institutional permission information. The details and information about who uploaded the article to the system and who it belongs to should not be included on the Word file of the article. All necessary information must be uploaded to the journal's system by the corresponding author. Please note that even if your manuscript is rejected or published, it will be kept in the journal system and in the journal's retrospective archive. All correspondence, including notification of the editorial decision and requests for corrections, will be automatically sent by the system to the corresponding author's e-mail address registered in the system. The journal and its management will only accept and communicate with the corresponding and responsible author. Communication with other authors and other information is carried out through the corresponding author. In case of an extraordinary situation, correspondence will be made via the journal's e-mail address or the e-mails sent will be answered.

Submission Checklist

You can use this list to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to the journal for review.

Ensure that the following items are present:

One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:

  • E-mail address
  • Full postal address (with phone number)

All necessary files have been uploaded:


  • Ethical requirement
  • Include keywords
  • All figures (include relevant captions 300 dpi resolution at least)
  • All tables (including titles, description, footnotes)
  • Ensure that all figure and table citations in the text match the files have been provided

Highlights files (where applicable)

Supplemental files (where applicable)

Further considerations:

  • Manuscript has been “spell checked” and “grammar checked”
  • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet)
  • A competing interests statement is provided, even if the authors have no competing interests to declare
  • Journal policies detailed in this guide have been reviewed
  • Reviewer suggestions and contact details have been provided, based on journal requirements


Ethical requirement

Institutional research permission must be obtained for social studies. In studies such as surveys and field research, you should know that institutional permission is sufficient. In research on people between the ages of 0-18, permission must be obtained from the ethics committee or an authorized expert commission approval and the method for the study must be accepted. Ethics committee, commission and institutional permissions must be approved by the relevant board, commission and institution, and the information of the approving institution must be uploaded to the journal system in its original form written on a clear and understandable document. All materials must adhere to high ethical and animal welfare standards. Any use of animals must be based on ethological knowledge and respect for species-specific requirements for health and well-being.

For investigations of human subjects, an appropriate institutional review board must approve the project and the informed written consent must be obtained from the study participants or guardians. For detailed information on Ethics in Publishing and Ethical guidelines for journal publication see and and and

Declaration of Interest

All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential competing interests include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Authors should declare their interests in a summary declaration of interests in the Title page file. If there are no interests to declare, accept the statement "The authors declare that they have no competing interests" and declare "Author Note: There is no conflict of interest between the authors in this study." after the conclusion and before the references.  If your study is supported by an institution, prepared within the scope of a project and is part of this project, or produced and prepared from a master's or doctoral thesis, it should be stated as "Author Note: This study was produced from a thesis or project within the scope of ................. information." to be written at the end of the conclusion and before the references.  This summary statement will be published in the final version if the article is accepted. When uploading your work or article to the journal system, the box for the section containing information about the transfer and author commitment guidelines and sanctions must be approved as accepted. If necessary, the journal editor may request this information in writing.

Declaration of Generative AI in Scientific Writing

The below guidance only refers to the writing process, and not to the use of AI tools to analyse and draw insights from data as part of the research process.

Where authors use generative artificial intelligence (AI) and AI-assisted technologies in the writing process, authors should only use these technologies to improve readability and language. Applying the technology should be done with human oversight and control, and authors should carefully review and edit the result, as AI can generate authoritative-sounding output that can be incorrect, incomplete or biased. AI and AI-assisted technologies should not be listed as an author or co-author, or be cited as an author. Authorship implies responsibilities and tasks that can only be attributed to and performed by humans, as outlined in SSTB’s AI policy for authors.

Authors should disclose in their manuscript the use of AI and AI-assisted technologies in the writing process by following the instructions below. A statement will appear in the published work. Please note that authors are ultimately responsible and accountable for the contents of the work.

Disclosure Instructions

Authors must disclose the use of generative AI and AI-assisted technologies in the writing process by adding a statement at the end of their manuscript in the core manuscript file, before the References list. The statement should be placed in a new section entitled “Declaration of Generative AI and AI-assisted technologies in the writing process.”

Statement: During the preparation of this work the author(s) used [NAME TOOL / SERVICE] in order to [REASON]. After using this tool/service, the author(s) reviewed and edited the content as needed and take(s) full responsibility for the content of the publication.

This declaration does not apply to the use of basic tools for checking grammar, spelling, references etc. If there is nothing to disclose, there is no need to add a statement.

Submission Declaration

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other languages, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

Use of Inclusive Language

Inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities. Articles should make no assumptions about the beliefs or commitments of any reader, should contain nothing which might imply that one individual is superior to another on the grounds of race, sex, culture, or any other characteristic, and should use inclusive language throughout. Authors should ensure that writing is free from bias, for instance by using “he or she,” “his/her” instead of “he” or “his,” and by making use of job titles that are free of stereotyping.

Reporting Sex- and Gender-Based Analyses

Reporting guidance

For research involving or pertaining to humans, animals or eukaryotic cells, investigators should integrate sex and gender-based analyses (SGBA) into their research design according to funder/sponsor requirements and best practices within a field. Authors should address the sex and/or gender dimensions of their research in their article. In cases where they cannot, they should discuss this as a limitation to their research's generalizability. Importantly, authors should explicitly state what definitions of sex and/or gender they are applying to enhance the precision, rigor and reproducibility of their research and to avoid ambiguity or conflation of terms and the constructs to which they refer (see Definitions section below). Authors can refer to the Sex and Gender Equity in Research (SAGER) guidelines and the SAGER guidelines checklist. These offer systematic approaches to the use and editorial review of sex and gender information in study design, data analysis, outcome reporting and research interpretation - however, please note there is no single, universally agreed-upon set of guidelines for defining sex and gender.


Sex generally refers to a set of biological attributes that are associated with physical and physiological features (e.g., chromosomal genotype, hormonal levels, internal and external anatomy). A binary sex categorization (male/female) is usually designated at birth ("sex assigned at birth"), most often based solely on the visible external anatomy of a newborn. Gender generally refers to socially constructed roles, behaviors, and identities of women, men and gender-diverse people that occur in a historical and cultural context and may vary across societies and over time. Gender influences how people view themselves and each other, how they behave and interact and how power is distributed in society. Sex and gender are often incorrectly portrayed as binary (female/male or woman/man) and unchanging whereas these constructs actually exist along a spectrum and include additional sex categorizations and gender identities such as people who are intersex/have differences of sex development (DSD) or identify as non-binary. Moreover, the terms "sex" and "gender" can be ambiguous—thus it is important for authors to define the manner in which they are used. In addition to this definition guidance and the SAGER guidelines, the resources on this page offer further insight around sex and gender in research studies.

Changes in Authorship

Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the change in author list, (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement, and (c) written confirmation (email or letter) from all authors' affiliations. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed.

Only in exceptional circumstances will the Editor consider the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted. While the Editor considers the request, publication of the manuscript will be suspended. If the manuscript has already been published in an online issue, any requests approved by the Editor will result in a corrigendum.

Role of the Funding Source

You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement, it is recommended to state this.

Open Access

This journal is open access, for more information please visit our Open Access page.


SSTB does not charge any fees.

Language (Usage and Editing Services)

Please write your text in good English or Turkish. Authors who feel that their English or Turkish manuscripts may need editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors and to conform to correct scientific English can request support on behalf of the journal at the journal's contact address. The journal is published in Turkish and English.

Additional Information

Visuals and elements such as tables, figures, graphics and pictures should be where they should be in the article. They should not be prepared in a different place, at the end of the article or separately. Prepared tables, figures, graphics and images should be uploaded as high resolution files (at least 300 dpi). It is important that tables containing analysis, statistics and mathematical information should be editable. If such tables are uploaded in image format, the article will not be evaluated.


Submission Sample

Cover Page Format Sample (click here to download)

Manuscript Format Sample (click here to download)

Use of word processing software

It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used. The text should be in 1.5-space format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible.

To avoid unnecessary errors, you are strongly advised to use the “spell-check” and “grammar-check” functions of your word processor.

Article Structure

Subdivision - numbered sections

Describe your article clearly. Main headings should be written in capitalized characters. Subheadings should be capitalized except for conjunctions.


State the aims of the study and provide sufficient background, avoiding a detailed literature review or a summary of results. Support your study and your research topic with recent literature studies. Avoid quoting verbatim. Be sure to cite your quotations and the sources you have used in the text. Include the same sources in the bibliography in the required format. Your work will be rejected and excluded from the evaluation due to missing sources and citations. You should take this into consideration.

Material and Methods

Provide sufficient details to allow the study to be reproduced by an independent investigator. Methods that have already been published should be summarized and cited with a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and cite the source. In addition, direct quotations should be clearly indicated by italicizing "Aaaaaaaaaa". Any changes to existing methods should also be described in detail.


Results should be clear and concise. The results and values obtained in the findings section should be stated in the article in a complete and understandable way. Interpret the findings without going off topic and without differentiating the main theme of the research. If necessary, support your findings by giving references under the title of discussion with supporting literature studies.


Discussion section should explore the significance of the results of the study, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature. Discussion and Conclusion should be prepared as separate headings. No heading should be combined with another heading. For example, Discussion and Conclusion.


The main results of the study can be presented in a short Conclusion, which can stand alone or form a subsection of the Discussion section. Do not include any information other than the findings of the study and the results of the findings in the conclusion. Make sure that it is in line with the title of the study and the findings of the research. Do not use sources and references in the conclusion.


If there is more than 1 appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formula and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table S1A; Fig. S1A, etc.

Essential title page information

  • Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formula where possible.
  • Author names and affiliations. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. You can add your name between parentheses in your own script behind the English transliteration. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
  • Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. This responsibility includes answering any future queries about Methodology and Materials. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details (postal address and phone numbers) are kept up to date by the corresponding author. Under no circumstances does our journal accept authors other than the corresponding author. No information is given about the peer review process and the process of publishing the article. Requests in this direction will not be returned.
  • Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a “Present address” (or “Permanent address”) may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Symbols (like ?,?) are used for such footnotes.


A short and factual abstract is required. The abstract should briefly state the purpose of the research, the main results and important conclusions. An abstract is usually presented separately from the paper, so it should be able to stand on its own. For example, the text of the abstract should be prepared consecutively under headings such as Aim: ........... Method: ......... Results: ........... Conclusion: ………. Abstracts should be between 200 and 250 words. For this reason, referencing sources in the abstract should be avoided, but if necessary, indicate the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if necessary, they should be defined at the first mention in the abstract.

Extended Abstract (Only Required if the article is in Turkish)

Turkish-language manuscripts should include an extended English abstract of at least 750 words at the end of the references. This abstract should include the purpose, scope, methodology, findings and conclusion of the study. This summary will be included after the references.


Authors are invited to submit 3-7 keywords associated with their paper.


Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.


Collate acknowledgments in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.) and funding. List funding sources in this standard way to facilitate compliance to funder's requirements:

Funding: This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]; the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA [grant number zzzz]; and the United States Institutes of Peace [grant number aaaa].

It is not necessary to include detailed descriptions on the program or type of grants and awards. When funding is from a block grant or other resources available to a university, college, or other research institution, submit the name of the institute or organization that provided the funding.

If no funding has been provided for the research, this section can be ignored.

Authors' Contributions

Authors are required to state their contributions to the manuscript. The statement can be of several sentences, describing the tasks of individual authors referred to by their initials. Use the following format: JDE carried out the genetic studies, participated in the proteomic analysis and drafted the manuscript; JSR carried out the immunoassays and performed the statistical analysis; JMP conceived of the study, and participated in its design and coordination and helped to draft the manuscript. Add a statement that all authors have read and approved the final version of the manuscript, and agree with the order of presentation of the authors. Each author name should only appear once.

Competing Interests

State if there is any competing interest of any sort. If there is no financial interest, use the following format: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Math Formula

Please submit math equations as editable text and not as images. Present simple formulae in line with normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp. Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).


Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article. Many word processors can build footnotes into the text, and this feature may be used. Otherwise, please indicate the position of footnotes in the text and list the footnotes themselves separately at the end of the article. Do not include footnotes in the Reference list. Quotations and reference citations made from websites should be numbered at the bottom of each page in Word format and shown as footnotes at the bottom of the page. Internet addresses and links should never be used in the text.


Electronic artwork

General points:

  • Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
  • Embed the used fonts if the application provides that option.
  • Aim to use Arial font in your illustrations
  • Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
  • Use a logical naming convention for your artwork files.
  • Provide captions to illustrations separately.
  • Size the illustrations close to the desired dimensions of the published version.
  • Do not send each drawing as a separate file. Use the relevant image or drawing as an attachment where it should be in the text of the article.


If your electronic artwork is created in a Microsoft Office application (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) then please supply “as is” in the native document format, at the same time, save the image(s) in .jpg and .tiff files.

Regardless of the application used other than Microsoft Office, when your electronic artwork is finalized, please “Save as” or convert the images to one of the following formats (note the resolution requirements for line drawings, halftones, and line/halftone combinations given below):

EPS (or PDF): Vector drawings, embed all used fonts.

TIFF (or JPEG): Color or grayscale photographs (halftones), keep to a minimum of 300 dpi.

TIFF (or JPEG): Bitmapped (pure black & white pixels) line drawings, keep to a minimum of 1000 dpi.

TIFF (or JPEG): Combinations bitmapped line/half-tone (color or grayscale), keep to a minimum of 500 dpi.

Please do not:

  • Supply files that are optimized for screen use (e.g., GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG); these typically have a low number of pixels and limited set of colors;
  • Supply files that are too low in resolution;
  • Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.

Color artwork

Please make sure that the artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF, EPS or MS Office files) and at the correct resolution. If you submit usable color illustrations with your accepted manuscript, SSTB will ensure at no additional cost that these illustrations appear in color on the Web, regardless of whether they are reproduced in color in the print version. The illustrations will be reproduced in color in the printed version. Make sure that the names of the pictures, figures and graphics are at the bottom and numbered.


Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables should be placed on separate page(s) at the end of the text. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells. Table names should be numbered and the name of the table should be above the table. Tables, figures, graphs and pictures must be numbered sequentially within themselves. "For example, Table 1..... Table 2..... Figure 1........ Figure....2 etc. If there is a mathematical formula in your study, care must be taken to write this formula in the appropriate writing format.


Citation in Text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list, they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either “Unpublished results.” Citation of a reference as “in press” implies that the item has been accepted for publication.Note that in-text citation should be prepared as (Yılmaz, 2023) (Yılmaz & Yılmaz, 2023) (Yılmaz et al., 2023).

Reference Links

Increased discoverability of research and high quality peer review are ensured by online links to the sources cited. In order to allow us to create links to abstracting and indexing services, such as Scopus, Crossref and PubMed, please ensure that data provided in the references are correct. Please note that incorrect surnames, journal/book titles, publication year and pagination may prevent link creation. When copying references, please be careful as they may already contain errors. Use of the DOI is highly encouraged.

A DOI is guaranteed never to change, so you can use it as a permanent link to any electronic article. An example of a citation using DOI for an article not yet in an issue is: VanDecar J.C., Russo R.M., James D.E., Ambeh W.B., & Franke M. (2003). Aseismic continuation of the Lesser Antilles slab beneath northeastern Venezuela. Journal of Geophysical Research, Please note the format of such citations should be in the same style as all other references in the paper.

Web References

As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list. The date of access must be included in the cited internet sources.

Data References

This journal encourages you to cite underlying or relevant datasets in your manuscript by citing them in your text and including a data reference in your Reference List. Data references should include the following elements: author name(s), dataset title, data repository, version (where available), year, and global persistent identifier. Add [dataset] immediately before the reference so we can properly identify it as a data reference. The [dataset] identifier will not appear in your published article.

Preprint References

Where a preprint has subsequently become available as a peer-reviewed publication, the formal publication should be used as the reference. If there are preprints that are central to your work or that cover crucial developments in the topic, but are not yet formally published, these may be referenced. Preprints should be clearly marked as such, for example by including the word preprint, or the name of the preprint server, as part of the reference. The preprint DOI should also be provided.

References in a special issue

Please ensure that the words “this issue” are added to any references in the list (and any citations in the text) to other articles in the same Special Issue.

Reference Style

Text: Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association. You may refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition, ISBN 978-1-4338-3215-4

List: References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters “a,” “b,” “c,” etc., placed after the year of publication.


Reference to a journal publication:

Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton, R. A. (2010). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51–59.

Reference to a journal publication with an article number:

Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton, R. A. (2018). The art of writing a scientific article. Heliyon, 19, Article e00205.

Reference to a book:

Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (2000). The elements of style (4th ed.). Longman (Chapter 4).

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281–304). E-Publishing Inc.

Reference to a website:

Powertech Systems. (2015). Lithium-ion vs lead-acid cost analysis. Retrieved from Accessed January 6, 2016

Reference to a dataset:

[dataset] Oguro, M., Imahiro, S., Saito, S., & Nakashizuka, T. (2015). Mortality data for Japanese oak wilt disease and surrounding forest compositions. Mendeley Data, v1.

Reference to a conference paper or poster presentation:

Engle, E. K., Cash, T. F., & Jarry, J. L. (2009, November 19-22). The Body Image Behaviours Inventory-3: Development and validation of the Body Image Compulsive Actions and Body Image Avoidance Scales [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, New York, NY.

Reference to software:

Coon, E., Berndt, M., Jan, A., Svyatsky, D., Atchley, A., Kikinzon, E., Harp, D., Manzini, G., Shelef, E., Lipnikov, K., Garimella, R., Xu, C., Moulton, D., Karra, S., Painter, S., Jafarov, E., & Molins, S. (2020, March 25). Advanced Terrestrial Simulator (ATS) v0.88 (Version 0.88). Zenodo.

Journal Abbreviations Source

Index Medicus journal abbreviations:

List of title word abbreviations:

CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service):



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