How to format your references using the Ecclesial Practices citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Ecclesial Practices. 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
Goldston, David. ‘The Scientist Delusion’. Nature 452, no. 7183 (6 March 2008): 17.
A journal article with 2 authors
Brookmeyer, Ron, and Natalie Blades. ‘Prevention of Inhalational Anthrax in the U.S. Outbreak’. Science (New York, N.Y.) 295, no. 5561 (8 March 2002): 1861.
A journal article with 3 authors
Berciu, Mona, Tatiana G. Rappoport, and Boldizsár Jankó. ‘Manipulating Spin and Charge in Magnetic Semiconductors Using Superconducting Vortices’. Nature 435, no. 7038 (5 May 2005): 71–75.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Kartal, Boran, Wouter J. Maalcke, Naomi M. de Almeida, Irina Cirpus, Jolein Gloerich, Wim Geerts, Huub J. M. Op den Camp, et al. ‘Molecular Mechanism of Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidation’. Nature 479, no. 7371 (2 October 2011): 127–30.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Abner, David J. The ETF Handbook. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley &;#38; Sons, Inc., 2016.
An edited book
Zhu, Qiang, John Gould, Yuanhong Li, and Chengxiang Ma, eds. Rainwater Harvesting for Agriculture and Water Supply. Singapore: Springer, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Kemp, Tom S. ‘Non-Mammalian Synapsids: The Beginning of the Mammal Line’. In Evolution of the Vertebrate Ear: Evidence from the Fossil Record, edited by Jennifer A. Clack, Richard R. Fay, and Arthur N. Popper, 107–37. Springer Handbook of Auditory Research. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016.

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 Ecclesial Practices.

Blog post
Andrew, Elise. ‘Scientists Identify The Neurons That Influence Alcoholism’. IFLScience. IFLScience, 3 September 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/neurons-make-you-want-more-booze-identified/.

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
Government Accountability Office. ‘Unfunded Mandates: Analysis of Reform Act Coverage’. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 12 May 2004.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Pesochinsky, Nina. ‘Effect of Refractive Vision Correction of Myopia and Hyperopia Through Laser Surgery (LASIK & PRK) on Symptoms of Depression, Stress Perception and Self-Esteem in Adults (22-55)’. Doctoral dissertation, Capella University, 2019.

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
Kenigsberg, Ben. ‘Film Series’. New York Times, 26 October 2017.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference David Goldston, ‘The Scientist Delusion’, Nature 452, no. 7183, (6 March 2008), p. 17, doi:10.1038/452017a..
This sentence cites two references David Goldston, ‘The Scientist Delusion’, Nature 452, no. 7183, (6 March 2008), p. 17, doi:10.1038/452017a; Ron Brookmeyer and Natalie Blades, ‘Prevention of Inhalational Anthrax in the U.S. Outbreak’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 295, no. 5561, (8 March 2002), p. 1861, doi:10.1126/science.1068474..
This sentence cites four references David Goldston, ‘The Scientist Delusion’, Nature 452, no. 7183, (6 March 2008), p. 17, doi:10.1038/452017a; Ron Brookmeyer and Natalie Blades, ‘Prevention of Inhalational Anthrax in the U.S. Outbreak’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 295, no. 5561, (8 March 2002), p. 1861, doi:10.1126/science.1068474; Mona Berciu, Tatiana G. Rappoport, and Boldizsár Jankó, ‘Manipulating Spin and Charge in Magnetic Semiconductors Using Superconducting Vortices’, Nature 435, no. 7038, (5 May 2005), pp. 71–75, doi:10.1038/nature03559; Boran Kartal et al., ‘Molecular Mechanism of Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidation’, Nature 479, no. 7371, (2 October 2011), pp. 127–30..

About the journal

Full journal titleEcclesial Practices
ISSN (print)2214-4463
ISSN (online)2214-4471
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