How to format your references using the Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology (RCAE). 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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Garwin L. Schrödinger’s mousetrap. Part 4. Nature. 2005;433(7026):579.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Neumann GA., Mazarico E. Planetary science. Seeing the missing half. Science. 2009;323(5916):885–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Fowler AG., Devitt SJ., Jones C. Surface code implementation of block code state distillation. Sci Rep. 2013;3:1939.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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She J., Han Z., Kim T-W., Wang J., Cheng W., Chang J., et al. Structural insight into brassinosteroid perception by BRI1. Nature. 2011;474(7352):472–6.

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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Ansorge R. Mathematical Models of Fluiddynamics. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2005.
An edited book
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Siemionow MZ. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Experimental Models and Research Designs. London: Springer; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
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Alcaraz C., Lopez J. Addressing Situational Awareness in Critical Domains of a Smart Grid. In: Xu L, Bertino E, Mu Y, editors. Network and System Security: 6th International Conference, NSS 2012, Wuyishan, Fujian, China, November 21-23, 2012. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012. p. 58–71.

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 Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology.

Blog post
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Andrew D. Here Are The Last Photos A Star-Crossed Robot Took Before Killing Itself On A Comet. 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. Environmental Satellites: Strategy Needed to Sustain Critical Climate and Space Weather Measurements. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2010.

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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Hertzog L. Development and implementation of a prenatal postpartum depression education program for nurse practitioner students at California State University Long Beach. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, 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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Kelly C. The Phantom Typist Revealed. New York Times. 2000:14WC8.

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 titleColombian Journal of Anesthesiology
AbbreviationColomb. J. Anesthesiol.
ISSN (print)2256-2087
Scope

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