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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Mayor S (2005) Coming home. Nature 436:488–489
A journal article with 2 authors
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Arokiaraj MC, Palacios IF (2014) Finite element modeling of a novel self-expanding endovascular stent method in treatment of aortic aneurysms. Sci Rep 4:3630
A journal article with 3 authors
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Vander Heiden MG, Cantley LC, Thompson CB (2009) Understanding the Warburg effect: the metabolic requirements of cell proliferation. Science 324:1029–1033
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Israelian G, Santos NC, Mayor M, Rebolo R (2001) Evidence for planet engulfment by the star HD82943. Nature 411:163–166

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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Port M, Samuels M (2009) The Think Big Manifesto. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Micheli L, Stein C, O’Brien M, d’Hemecourt P (2014) Spinal Injuries and Conditions in Young Athletes. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
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Abdinia S, van Roermund AHM, Cantatore E (2015) Analogue and Mixed-Signal Circuit Design. In: van Roermund A, Cantatore E (eds) Design of Organic Complementary Circuits and Systems on Foil. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 69–91

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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Andrew E (2015) Frances Kelsey, Doctor Who Saved The U.S. From Thalidomide, Dies At 101. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/frances-kelsey-who-saved-us-thalidomide-dies-101/. 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 (1974) CH-53E Helicopter. 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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Liao W (2010) The epitope specificity of the human anti-Candida albicans antibody M1g1. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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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Greenhouse L (2007) Even in Agreement, Scalia Puts Roberts to Lash. New York Times A1

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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