How to format your references using the Clinical Phytoscience citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Clinical Phytoscience. 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
1. Sudbery P. Cell biology. When wee meets whi. Science. 2002;297:351–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Watrin E, Peters J-M. Molecular biology. How and when the genome sticks together. Science. 2007;317:209–10.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Wang Y, Duan Z, Fan D. An ion diffusion method for visualising a solid-like water nanofilm. Sci Rep. 2013;3:3505.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Switzer JA, Kothari HM, Poizot P, Nakanishi S, Bohannan EW. Enantiospecific electrodeposition of a chiral catalyst. Nature. 2003;425:490–3.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
1. Makower T. Touching the City. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
1. Reynders N. Ultra-Low-Voltage Design of Energy-Efficient Digital Circuits. Dehaene W, editor. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Sakurai Y, Ueda S, Iwasaki A, Minato S-I, Yokoo M. A Compact Representation Scheme of Coalitional Games Based on Multi-Terminal Zero-Suppressed Binary Decision Diagrams. In: Kinny D, Hsu JY-J, Governatori G, Ghose AK, editors. Agents in Principle, Agents in Practice: 14th International Conference, PRIMA 2011, Wollongong, Australia, November 16-18, 2011 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011. p. 4–18.

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 Clinical Phytoscience.

Blog post
1. Luntz S. Study Claims Antarctic Ice Is Growing, But Net Gain Will Reverse In Decades [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/antarctica-gaining-ice-not-long/

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Financial Management Systems: DHS Faces Challenges to Successfully Consolidate Its Existing Disparate Systems. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2009 Oct. Report No.: GAO-10-210T.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
1. Dimapilis B. Service line extension: Acquisition of fluoroscopy equipment to supplement pain management procedures [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2015.

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
1. Kleinfield NR, Oppel RA Jr, Eddy M. Moment in Convention Glare Stirs Parents’ American Life. New York Times. 2016 Aug 6;A1.

In-text citations

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

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 titleClinical Phytoscience
ISSN (online)2199-1197
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