How to format your references using the Advances in Oceanography and Limnology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Advances in Oceanography and Limnology. 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
[1]
Grantham J. Be persuasive. Be brave. Be arrested (if necessary). Nature. 2012;491:303.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Pollard D, DeConto RM. Modelling West Antarctic ice sheet growth and collapse through the past five million years. Nature. 2009;458:329–332.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Spéder P, Adám G, Noselli S. Type ID unconventional myosin controls left-right asymmetry in Drosophila. Nature. 2006;440:803–807.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Johnson PA, Savage H, Knuth M, et al. Effects of acoustic waves on stick-slip in granular media and implications for earthquakes. Nature. 2008;451:57–60.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Hossain ME. Fundamentals of Drilling Engineering. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
[1]
Winter H. Slow Heavy-Particle Induced Electron Emission from Solid Surfaces. Burgdörfer J, editor. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Salti S, Lanza A, Di Stefano L. Bayesian Loop for Synergistic Change Detection and Tracking. In: Koch R, Huang F, editors. Computer Vision – ACCV 2010 Workshops: ACCV 2010 International Workshops, Queenstown, New Zealand, November 8-9, 2010, Revised Selected Papers, Part I. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011. p. 43–53.

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 Advances in Oceanography and Limnology.

Blog post
[1]
Luntz S. Measles Denier Forced To Pay €100,000 To Doctor Who Proved Measles Is A Virus [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/measles-denier-made-pay/.

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. FAA Budget: Key Issues in Facilities and Equipment and Operations Accounts Need Resolution. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991. Report No.: T-RCED-91-58. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Carey SA. Assessing the presence of antibiotic-resistant Enterococcus in reclaimed water used for spray irrigation [Doctoral dissertation]. [College Park, MD]: University of Maryland, College Park; 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]
de la MERCED MJ. Blue Apron Slashes Price For Its I.P.O. New York Times. 2017 Jun 28;B1.

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 titleAdvances in Oceanography and Limnology
ISSN (print)1947-5721
ISSN (online)1947-573X
ScopeAquatic Science
Oceanography

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