How to format your references using the Egyptian Journal of Petroleum citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Egyptian Journal of Petroleum. 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
[1]
H.W. van der Hart, Physics. When does photoemission begin?, Science. 328 (2010) 1645–1646.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
K.M. Koeller, C.H. Wong, Enzymes for chemical synthesis, Nature. 409 (2001) 232–240.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
R. Schuch, D. Nelson, V.A. Fischetti, A bacteriolytic agent that detects and kills Bacillus anthracis, Nature. 418 (2002) 884–889.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
L.S. Michel, V. Liberal, A. Chatterjee, R. Kirchwegger, B. Pasche, W. Gerald, M. Dobles, P.K. Sorger, V.V. Murty, R. Benezra, MAD2 haplo-insufficiency causes premature anaphase and chromosome instability in mammalian cells, Nature. 409 (2001) 355–359.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
K. Stoute, Help, I’m Rich!, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2014.
An edited book
[1]
T. Kerikmäe, A. Rull, eds., The Future of Law and eTechnologies, 1st ed. 2016, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
G. Dósa, L. Epstein, The Convergence Time for Selfish Bin Packing, in: R. Lavi (Ed.), Algorithmic Game Theory: 7th International Symposium, SAGT 2014, Haifa, Israel, September 30 – October 2, 2014. Proceedings, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2014: pp. 37–48.

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 Egyptian Journal of Petroleum.

Blog post
[1]
J. Fang, Titan’s Ocean is as Salty as the Dead Sea, IFLScience. (2014). https://www.iflscience.com/space/titan’s-ocean-salty-dead-sea/ (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
[1]
Government Accountability Office, NASA ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1990.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
B.E. McClinton, Preparing for the third age: A retirement planning course outline for lifelong learning programs, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 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
[1]
M. Billard, Packing In Labels Galore, New York Times. (2010) E5.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

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 titleEgyptian Journal of Petroleum
ISSN (print)1110-0621
Scope

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