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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Pudritz RE. Clustered star formation and the origin of stellar masses. Science. 2002;295(5552):68–76.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Shaywitz D., Dansky H. Found in translation. Nature. 2007;446(7136):700.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Phillips NR., Sprouse ML., Roby RK. Simultaneous quantification of mitochondrial DNA copy number and deletion ratio: a multiplex real-time PCR assay. Sci Rep. 2014;4:3887.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Rinaldi S., Mura M., Castagna A., Fontani V. Long-lasting changes in brain activation induced by a single REAC technology pulse in Wi-Fi bands. Randomized double-blind fMRI qualitative study. Sci Rep. 2014;4:5668.

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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Hartfuß H-J., Geist T. Fusion Plasma Diagnostics with mm-Waves. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2013.
An edited book
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Kuznetsov SO., Ślęzak D., Hepting DH., Mirkin BG. Rough Sets, Fuzzy Sets, Data Mining and Granular Computing: 13th International Conference, RSFDGrC 2011, Moscow, Russia, June 25-27, 2011. Proceedings. vol. 6743. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
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Ma H., Oxley L. Methods and Estimation. In: Oxley L, editor. China’s Energy Economy: Situation, Reforms, Behavior, and Energy Intensity. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012. p. 85–99.

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 E. Step Into Pluto Time With This NASA App. IFLScience. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/space/step-pluto-time-smart-nasa-app/. 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. Tax Systems Modernization: IRS Award to MITRE Corporation Violated the Competition in Contracting Act. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1992.

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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Fahmy C. Intoxicated by music: A content analysis of the prevalence of alcohol, illicit substances, and tobacco in popular music from 2000 to 2011. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, 2012.

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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Kenigsberg B. The Fencer. New York Times. 2017:C8.

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
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