How to format your references using the Basic Research in Cardiology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Basic Research in Cardiology. 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
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Poethig RS (2003) Phase change and the regulation of developmental timing in plants. Science 301:334–336
A journal article with 2 authors
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Poliakoff M, Anastas P (2001) A principled stance. Nature 413:257
A journal article with 3 authors
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Torre R, Bartolini P, Righini R (2004) Structural relaxation in supercooled water by time-resolved spectroscopy. Nature 428:296–299
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Wade MJ, Wilson DS, Goodnight C, Taylor D, Bar-Yam Y, de Aguiar MAM, Stacey B, Werfel J, Hoelzer GA, Brodie ED 3rd, Fields P, Breden F, Linksvayer TA, Fletcher JA, Richerson PJ, Bever JD, Van Dyken JD, Zee P (2010) Multilevel and kin selection in a connected world. Nature 463:E8-9; discussion E9-10

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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Voit B, Haag R, Appelhans D, Welzel PB (2016) Bio- and Multifunctional Polymer Architectures. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Mishra RS (2014) Friction Stir Welding and Processing: Science and Engineering. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Fischer P, Berton A, Nürnberger A (2008) Adaptive Search Results Personalized by a Fuzzy Recommendation Approach. In: André E, Dybkjær L, Minker W, Neumann H, Pieraccini R, Weber M (eds) Perception in Multimodal Dialogue Systems: 4th IEEE Tutorial and Research Workshop on Perception and Interactive Technologies for Speech-Based Systems, PIT 2008, Kloster Irsee, Germany, June 16-18, 2008. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 26–36

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 Basic Research in Cardiology.

Blog post
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Carpineti A (2016) Scientists Are Recreating Some Of The Most Extreme Events That Have Ever Occurred In The Universe. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/physics/pushing-limits-experimental-astrophysics/. 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 (1978) Status of the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System. 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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Panteleyeva NB (2010) Statistical methods of latent structure discovery in child-directed speech. Doctoral dissertation, Indiana University

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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Kelly M (1992) THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: In His Own Words; On TV, a Very Public Education for Ross Perot. New York Times A18

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [2].
This sentence cites two references [2, 4].
This sentence cites four references [2, 4, 6, 8].

About the journal

Full journal titleBasic Research in Cardiology
AbbreviationBasic Res. Cardiol.
ISSN (print)0300-8428
ISSN (online)1435-1803
ScopePhysiology
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Physiology (medical)

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