How to format your references using the Esophagus citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Esophagus. 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. Hoffert MI. Climate change. Farewell to fossil fuels? Science. 2010;329:1292–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Hauser MD, Bever T. Behavior. A biolinguistic agenda. Science. 2008;322:1057–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Yamamoto Y, Stock DW, Jeffery WR. Hedgehog signalling controls eye degeneration in blind cavefish. Nature. 2004;431:844–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Mao B, Wu W, Li Y, Hoppe D, Stannek P, Glinka A, et al. LDL-receptor-related protein 6 is a receptor for Dickkopf proteins. Nature. 2001;411:321–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Silk RD, Lintott JW. Managing Foundations and Charitable Trusts. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
1. Aroyo L, Antoniou G, Hyvönen E, Teije AT, Stuckenschmidt H, Cabral L, et al., editors. The Semantic Web: Research and Applications: 7th Extended Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2010, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 30 – June 3, 2010, Proceedings, Part II. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Mens K, Lozano A. Source Code-Based Recommendation Systems. In: Robillard MP, Maalej W, Walker RJ, Zimmermann T, editors. Recommendation Systems in Software Engineering. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2014. p. 93–130.

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 Esophagus.

Blog post
1. Andrews R. Evidence For Explosive Volcanism On Mars May Rewrite Its Ancient History. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016.

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. Guaranteed Student Loans: Potential Default and Cost Reduction Options. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988 Jan. Report No.: HRD-88-52BR.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Moon MM. The needs of Korean-American and Korean families of children with disabilities [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 2009.

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. Sifton S. Give ’Em the Bird. New York Times. 2013 Jul 3;MM30.

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 titleEsophagus
AbbreviationEsophagus
ISSN (print)1612-9059
ISSN (online)1612-9067
ScopeGastroenterology

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