How to format your references using the Animal Biotelemetry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Animal Biotelemetry. 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. Cole-Hamilton DJ. Chemistry. Janus catalysts direct nanoparticle reactivity. Science. 2010;327:41–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Enquist BJ, Niklas KJ. Invariant scaling relations across tree-dominated communities. Nature. 2001;410:655–60.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Bryden HL, Longworth HR, Cunningham SA. Slowing of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation at 25 degrees N. Nature. 2005;438:655–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Igakura T, Stinchcombe JC, Goon PKC, Taylor GP, Weber JN, Griffiths GM, et al. Spread of HTLV-I between lymphocytes by virus-induced polarization of the cytoskeleton. Science. 2003;299:1713–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Sierra MA, de la Torre MC, Cossío FP. More Dead Ends and Detours. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2013.
An edited book
1. Liu Z, Ukida H, Ramuhalli P, Niel K, editors. Integrated Imaging and Vision Techniques for Industrial Inspection: Advances and Applications. 1st ed. 2015. London: Springer; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Chow JT. Trade and Human Security in ASEAN: Toward Deeper Linkage? In: Aggarwal VK, Govella K, editors. Linking Trade and Security: Evolving Institutions and Strategies in Asia, Europe, and the United States. New York, NY: Springer; 2013. p. 67–88.

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 Animal Biotelemetry.

Blog post
1. Fang J. Dung Beetles Orient By Taking Snapshots Of Celestial Scenery [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/dung-beetles-orient-taking-snapshots-celestial-scenery/

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. Analysis of NASA’s Supplemental FY 1979 Budget Request. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1979 Mar. Report No.: PSAD-79-59.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Garyan D. Converging origins: Never forget what happened in the future [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2017.

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. Branch J, Weiser B. Ex-Player Charged in Sale of Pills to Boogaard. New York Times. 2014 Sep 10;B9.

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 titleAnimal Biotelemetry
ISSN (online)2050-3385
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