How to format your references using the arktos citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for arktos. 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
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Vinson VJ (2009) Proteins in motion. Introduction. Science 324:197
A journal article with 2 authors
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Pessa HKJ, Frilander MJ (2011) Genetics. Minor splicing, disrupted. Science 332:184–185
A journal article with 3 authors
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Field J, Cronin A, Bridge C (2006) Future fitness and helping in social queues. Nature 441:214–217
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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MacLennan CA, Gilchrist JJ, Gordon MA, et al (2010) Dysregulated humoral immunity to nontyphoidal Salmonella in HIV-infected African adults. Science 328:508–512

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Carvalho MC (2016) Practical Laboratory Automation. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
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Koslow A, Buchsbaum A (2015) The Road to Universal Logic: Festschrift for the 50th Birthday of Jean-Yves Béziau Volume II. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Hraška V, Murín P (2015) Interruption of the Aortic Arch. In: Murín P (ed) Surgical Management of Congenital Heart Disease II: Single Ventricle and Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Aortic Arch Anomalies Septal Defects and Anomalies in Pulmonary Venous Return Anomalies of Thoracic Arteries and Veins A Video Manual. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 119–137

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 arktos.

Blog post
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Andrews R (2016) Climate Change Is About To Accelerate Past The Point Of No Return. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/climate-change-accelerate-past-point-no-return/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

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
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Government Accountability Office (2003) Distance Education: More Data Could Improve Education’s Ability to Track Technology at Minority Serving Institutions. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Papp TM (2017) CrashAppTM–Concurrent Multiple Stakeholder Evaluation of a DSR Artefact. Doctoral dissertation, University of South Florida

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
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Shpigel B (2017) Rangers Unearth Vigor in a Clinching Win. New York Times SP7

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 titlearktos
AbbreviationArktos
ISSN (print)2364-9453
ISSN (online)2364-9461
Scope

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