How to format your references using the Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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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Barish B. Physics: Let US physics commit to collaboration. Nature 2012; 491:522.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Zhou J, Guo LJ. Transition from a spectrum filter to a polarizer in a metallic nano-slit array. Scientific reports 2014; 4:3614.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Shubin N, Tabin C, Carroll S. Deep homology and the origins of evolutionary novelty. Nature 2009; 457:818–823.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Luan P, Xie M, Liu D, et al. Effective charge separation in the rutile TiO2 nanorod-coupled α-Fe2O3 with exceptionally high visible activities. Scientific reports 2014; 4:6180.

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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Joyner M. (2009) Integration Marketing. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
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Caputo B, Müller H, Syeda-Mahmood T, et al. eds. (2010) Medical Content-Based Retrieval for Clinical Decision Support: First MICCAI International Workshop, MCBR-CDS 2009, London, UK, September 20, 2009, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
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Blocki J, Christin N, Datta A, et al. (2013) Adaptive Regret Minimization in Bounded-Memory Games. In: Das SK, Nita-Rotaru C, Kantarcioglu M, eds. Decision and Game Theory for Security: 4th International Conference, GameSec 2013, Fort Worth, TX, USA, November 11-12, 2013. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 65–84.

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 Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.

Blog post
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Hale T. (2016) Luminescent Bike Paths Light Up Town In Poland.https://www.iflscience.com/environment/luminescent-bike-paths-light-up-town-in-poland/ (accessed Oct.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. (1996) Airport and Airway Trust Fund: Issues Raised by Proposal to Replace the Airline Ticket Tax. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

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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Shaker G. (2008) Off the track: The full-time nontenure -track faculty experience in English. 2008.

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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Greenhouse L. (2008) Justices Chilly To Bid to Alter Death Penalty. New York Times. January 8, 2008:A1.

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 titleCyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
ISSN (print)2152-2715
ISSN (online)2152-2723
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