How to format your references using the Canadian Journal of Cardiology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Canadian Journal of 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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Jorgensen RA. Plant science. A window on the sophistication of plants. Science. 2011;333(6046):1103-1104.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Olson EL, Allen RM. The deterministic nature of earthquake rupture. Nature. 2005;438(7065):212-215.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Lorsch JR, Collins FS, Lippincott-Schwartz J. Cell Biology. Fixing problems with cell lines. Science. 2014;346(6216):1452-1453.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Qi H, Egen JG, Huang AYC, Germain RN. Extrafollicular activation of lymph node B cells by antigen-bearing dendritic cells. Science. 2006;312(5780):1672-1676.

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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Kazimierczuk MK. RF Power Amplifiers. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
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Smagghe G, Diaz I, eds. Arthropod-Plant Interactions: Novel Insights and Approaches for IPM. Vol 14. Springer Netherlands; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
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Khan W. Political Violence and Peacebuilding in Jammu and Kashmir. In: Noor NM, Montiel CJ, eds. Peace Psychology in Asia. Springer US; 2009:65-81.

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 Canadian Journal of Cardiology.

Blog post
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Andrews R. The US Government Share Of Science Funding Hits Record Low. IFLScience. Published March 10, 2017. Accessed October 30, 2018. https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/us-government-share-science-funding-hits-record-low/

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. Federal Transit Administration: Bus Rapid Transit Offers Communities a Flexible Mass Transit Option. U.S. Government Printing Office; 2003.

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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Reitz MA. Nonlinear Robust Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors With Applications to Hybrid Electric Vehicles. Published online 2016.

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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Nechepurenko I, Hubbard B. On Trip to Moscow, King Seeks Warmer Relations. New York Times. October 5, 2017:A8.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleCanadian Journal of Cardiology
AbbreviationCan. J. Cardiol.
ISSN (print)0828-282X
ScopeCardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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