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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Gothelf KV (2012) Materials science. LEGO-like DNA structures. Science 338:1159–1160
A journal article with 2 authors
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Liao J-Q, Nori F (2014) Single-photon quadratic optomechanics. Sci Rep 4:6302
A journal article with 3 authors
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Bishop NA, Lu T, Yankner BA (2010) Neural mechanisms of ageing and cognitive decline. Nature 464:529–535
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Wu X, Yang Z-Y, Li Y, Hogerkorp C-M, Schief WR, Seaman MS, Zhou T, Schmidt SD, Wu L, Xu L, Longo NS, McKee K, O’Dell S, Louder MK, Wycuff DL, Feng Y, Nason M, Doria-Rose N, Connors M, Kwong PD, Roederer M, Wyatt RT, Nabel GJ, Mascola JR (2010) Rational design of envelope identifies broadly neutralizing human monoclonal antibodies to HIV-1. Science 329:856–861

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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Avdeef A (2012) Absorption and Drug Development. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Collet P, Courbage M, Métens S, Neishtadt A, Zaslavsky G (2005) Chaotic Dynamics and Transport in Classical and Quantum Systems: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on International Summer School on Chaotic Dynamics and Transport in Classical and Quantum Systems Cargèse, Corsica 18–30 August 2003. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
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Ajuwon AJ (2015) Access to Bioethics Education in Nigeria: Past History, Current Situation, and Opportunities for the Future. In: ten Have HAMJ (ed) Bioethics Education in a Global Perspective: Challenges in global bioethics. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 65–71

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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Andrew E (2015) Coca-Cola Is Funding Controversial Research That Claims Bad Diets Don’t Cause Obesity. In: IFLScience. 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) Gulf War Illnesses: Preliminary Assessment of DOD Plume Modeling for U.S. Troops’ Exposure to Chemical Agents. 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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Quackenbush CM (2010) The Imaginal Stone: Stories of self and world. Doctoral dissertation, Pacifica Graduate Institute

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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Sarotte ME (2014) How the Berlin Wall Really Fell. New York Times A21

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 [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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