How to format your references using the Cath Lab Digest citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cath Lab Digest. 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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Brumfiel G. Keeping up appearances. Nature. 2002 October; 419(6906): 419.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Volkow ND, Baler RD. Neuroscience. To stop or not to stop? Science. 2012 February; 335(6068): 546–548.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Chen S, Zhang YE, Long M. New genes in Drosophila quickly become essential. Science. 2010 December; 330(6011): 1682–1685.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Gandon S, Mackinnon MJ, Nee S, Read AF. Imperfect vaccines and the evolution of pathogen virulence. Nature. 2001 December; 414(6865): 751–756.

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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Arden JB, Linford L. Brain-Based Therapy with Adults. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2008.
An edited book
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Brune H. Nanotechnology: Assessment and Perspectives. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
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Zappasodi R, Di Nicola M. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphomas. In: Bologna M, ed. Biotargets of Cancer in Current Clinical Practice. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press; 2012. p115–157.

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 Cath Lab Digest.

Blog post
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O`Callaghan J. Say Hello To The World’s Smallest Snowman. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/physics/say-hello-to-the-worlds-smallest-snowman/ (2016, accessed October 30, 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. Transportation Safety: Information Concerning Why a 1980 Aircraft Report Was Not Provided Earlier to the National Transportation Safety Board. OSI-00-2RWashington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; November 3, 1999.

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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Ramirez C. Perceived efficacy of the O*NET Skills Search Tool among individuals with high functioning autism. Doctoral DissertationCalifornia State University, Long Beach; 2014.

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. THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: The Democrats; Clinton Defends Position on Iraqi War. New York Times, July 31, 1992, A13.

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 titleCath Lab Digest
ISSN (print)1073-2667
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