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
Matsuda, Ryotaro. ‘Materials Chemistry: Selectivity from Flexibility’. Nature 509, no. 7501 (22 May 2014): 434–35.
A journal article with 2 authors
Crudgington, H. S., and M. T. Siva-Jothy. ‘Genital Damage, Kicking and Early Death’. Nature 407, no. 6806 (19 October 2000): 855–56.
A journal article with 3 authors
Cook-Deegan, Robert, Subhashini Chandrasekharan, and Misha Angrist. ‘The Dangers of Diagnostic Monopolies’. Nature 458, no. 7237 (26 March 2009): 405–6.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Jiang, Yong, Hui-Yan Wang, Yan Li, Su-Hong Guo, Lei Zhang, Jian-Hui Cai, Hong-Mei Cao, Chun-Yan Wang, Hao Wang, and Lei Liu. ‘Peripheral Blood MiRNAs as a Biomarker for Chronic Cardiovascular Diseases’. Scientific Reports 4 (22 May 2014): 5026.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Gros, Daniel, and Karel Lannoo. The Euro Capital Market. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2004.
An edited book
El-Alfy, El-Sayed M., Sabu M. Thampi, Hideyuki Takagi, Selwyn Piramuthu, and Thomas Hanne, eds. Advances in Intelligent Informatics. Vol. 320. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
de Maio, Mauricio, and Berthold Rzany. ‘The Most Common Indications’. In Botulinum Toxin in Aesthetic Medicine, edited by Mauricio de Maio and Berthold Rzany, 27–92. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2007.

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
Luntz, Stephen. ‘Travel Through The Solar System At The Speed Of Light’. IFLScience. IFLScience, 10 February 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/space/solar-system-speed-light/.

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. ‘Month In Review: December 1998: Reports, Testimony, Correspondence, and Other Publications’. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1 December 1998.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Chryssis, Athanasios Nicholas. ‘Design and Fabrication of High-Performance Interband Cascade Tunable External Cavity Lasers’. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, 2010.

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
Saslow, Linda. ‘Environmental Lawyer to Head Planning Board’. New York Times, 24 December 2006.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference Ryotaro Matsuda, ‘Materials Chemistry: Selectivity from Flexibility’, Nature 509, no. 7501, (22 May 2014), pp. 434–35, doi:10.1038/509434a..
This sentence cites two references Ryotaro Matsuda, ‘Materials Chemistry: Selectivity from Flexibility’, Nature 509, no. 7501, (22 May 2014), pp. 434–35, doi:10.1038/509434a; H. S. Crudgington and M. T. Siva-Jothy, ‘Genital Damage, Kicking and Early Death’, Nature 407, no. 6806, (19 October 2000), pp. 855–56, doi:10.1038/35038154..
This sentence cites four references Ryotaro Matsuda, ‘Materials Chemistry: Selectivity from Flexibility’, Nature 509, no. 7501, (22 May 2014), pp. 434–35, doi:10.1038/509434a; H. S. Crudgington and M. T. Siva-Jothy, ‘Genital Damage, Kicking and Early Death’, Nature 407, no. 6806, (19 October 2000), pp. 855–56, doi:10.1038/35038154; Robert Cook-Deegan, Subhashini Chandrasekharan, and Misha Angrist, ‘The Dangers of Diagnostic Monopolies’, Nature 458, no. 7237, (26 March 2009), pp. 405–6, doi:10.1038/458405a; Yong Jiang et al., ‘Peripheral Blood MiRNAs as a Biomarker for Chronic Cardiovascular Diseases’, Scientific Reports 4, (22 May 2014), p. 5026, doi:10.1038/srep05026..

About the journal

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