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. Zare RN. Chemistry. Resonances in reaction dynamics. Science. 2006;311:1383–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Withers P, Neumann GA. Enigmatic northern plains of Mars. Nature. 2001;410:651.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Mogilner A, Allard J, Wollman R. Cell polarity: quantitative modeling as a tool in cell biology. Science. 2012;336:175–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Gonçalves G, Vila M, Bdikin I, de Andrés A, Emami N, Ferreira RAS, et al. Breakdown into nanoscale of graphene oxide: confined hot spot atomic reduction and fragmentation. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6735.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Spiegel R. Psychopharmacology. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2005.
An edited book
1. Chizhik VI. Magnetic Resonance and Its Applications. Chernyshev YS, Donets AV, Frolov VV, Komolkin AV, Shelyapina MG, editors. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Ogryczak W. WOWA Enhancement of the Preference Modeling in the Reference Point Method. In: Torra V, Narukawa Y, editors. Modeling Decisions for Artificial Intelligence: 5th International Conference, MDAI 2008 Sabadell, Spain, October 30-31, 2008 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008. p. 38–49.

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. Davis J. Humans Have Destroyed A Tenth Of The Planet’s Wilderness In Just 25 Years [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from:


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. Federal Program To Strengthen Developing Institutions of Higher Education Lacks Direction. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1979 Mar. Report No.: 108907.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Newsom SM. Love and Creativity: A Shared Dynamic [Doctoral dissertation]. [Carpinteria, CA]: Pacifica Graduate Institute; 2012.

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. Baker P, Kishkovsky S. Trump Signs Sanctions Bill, but Calls It ‘Clearly Unconstitutional.’ New York Times. 2017 Aug 2;A8.

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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