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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Nakata D. Increased N-glycosylation of Asn88 in serum pancreatic ribonuclease 1 is a novel diagnostic marker for pancreatic cancer. Sci Rep. 2014 October; 4 6715.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Wynia MK, Gostin L. Medicine. The bioterrorist threat and access to health care. Science. 2002 May; 296(5573): 1613.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Van der Burg E, Cass J, Alais D. Window of audio-visual simultaneity is unaffected by spatio-temporal visual clutter. Sci Rep. 2014 May; 4 5098.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Hunt J, Brooks R, Jennions MD, Smith MJ, Bentsen CL, Bussière LF. High-quality male field crickets invest heavily in sexual display but die young. Nature. 2004 December; 432(7020): 1024–1027.

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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Girmscheid G. Bauprozesse und Bauverfahren des Tunnelbaus. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2013.
An edited book
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Iervasi G, Pingitore A (eds). Thyroid and Heart Failure: From Pathophysiology to Clinics. Milano: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
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Ferro N, Silvello G. CLEF 15th Birthday: What Can We Learn From Ad Hoc Retrieval? In: Kanoulas E, Lupu M, Clough P, Sanderson M, Hall M, Hanbury A, et al., eds. Information Access Evaluation. Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction: 5th International Conference of the CLEF Initiative, CLEF 2014, Sheffield, UK, September 15-18, 2014. Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014. p31–43.

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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Andrew D. DNA Reveals A New History Of The First Australians. IFLScience.

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. Community-Based Correctional Programs Can Do More To Help Offenders. GGD-80-25Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; February 15, 1980.

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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Richardson VM. In vitro thyroid hormone metabolism: Effects of nuclear receptor activation on the metabolic profiles of thyroxine in rat and human hepatocytes. Doctoral DissertationUniversity of North Carolina; 2013.

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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St. John Kelly E. You Won’t Believe This, But Marcia Brady Is in Prada. New York Times, August 30, 2001, G3.

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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