How to format your references using the Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part A citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part A. 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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Hill GE. Ecology. A head start for some redstarts. Science. 2004;306(5705):2201-2202.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Weatherhead EC, Andersen SB. The search for signs of recovery of the ozone layer. Nature. 2006;441(7089):39-45.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Marshall CH, Pielke RA Sr, Steyaert LT. Wetlands: crop freezes and land-use change in Florida. Nature. 2003;426(6962):29-30.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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McAdam AJ, Greenwald RJ, Levin MA, et al. ICOS is critical for CD40-mediated antibody class switching. Nature. 2001;409(6816):102-105.

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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Parashar RK. Reaction Mechanisms in Organic Synthesis. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2008.
An edited book
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Scaioni M, ed. Modern Technologies for Landslide Monitoring and Prediction. Springer; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
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Gropp WD. MPI and Hybrid Programming Models for Petascale Computing. In: Lastovetsky A, Kechadi T, Dongarra J, eds. Recent Advances in Parallel Virtual Machine and Message Passing Interface: 15th European PVM/MPI Users’ Group Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, September 7-10, 2008. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer; 2008:6-7.

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 Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part A.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Sharper GPS Needs Even More Accurate Atomic Clocks. 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. Financial Management Systems: HUD Needs to Address Management and Governance Weaknesses That Jeopardize Its Modernization Efforts. U.S. Government Printing Office; 2016.

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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Boerger EM. Natural Regeneration Dynamics of Red Oak Seedlings in Mississippi Bottomland Forests. Doctoral dissertation. Mississippi State University; 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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Markoff J. Hackers Have New Entries With the Internet of Things. New York Times. November 3, 2016:B1.

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 titleConcepts in Magnetic Resonance Part A
AbbreviationConcepts Magn. Reson. Part A Bridg. Educ. Res.
ISSN (print)1546-6086
ISSN (online)1552-5023
ScopeSpectroscopy

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