How to format your references using the EuroIntervention citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for EuroIntervention. 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
Harra LK. Astronomy. Looking closer at the Sun. Science. 2014;346:305–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
Simpson SJ, Raubenheimer D. Perspective: Tricks of the trade. Nature. 2014;508:S66.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kane Dickson V, Pedi L, Long SB. Structure and insights into the function of a Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) channel. Nature. 2014;516:213–8.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Kuo Y-H, Lee YK, Ge Y, Ren S, Roth JE, Kamins TI, Miller DAB, Harris JS. Strong quantum-confined Stark effect in germanium quantum-well structures on silicon. Nature. 2005;437:1334–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kuehni RG. Color. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
Grehn F, Stamper R, editors. Glaucoma. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Ahmad NBH, Shamsuddin SM, Abraham A. Granular Mining of Student’s Learning Behavior in Learning Management System Using Rough Set Technique. In: Xhafa F, Caballé S, Abraham A, Daradoumis T, Juan Perez AA, editors. Computational Intelligence for Technology Enhanced Learning, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010, p. 99–124.

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 EuroIntervention.

Blog post
Hamilton K. How Old Is Our Moon? IFLScience. 2017. (accessed 30 October 2018).


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. Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Readiness of USDA High-Impact Programs Improving, But More Action Is Needed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1999.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Gurska DP. Peering Down the Bottomless Well: Myth in Thomas Mann’s Joseph Tetralogy. Doctoral dissertation. Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2017.

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
Rojas R. Brooklyn Heroin Ring Shut Down, Officials Say; 25 Are Charged. New York Times. 2015:A24.

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 titleEuroIntervention
ISSN (print)1774-024X
ISSN (online)1969-6213

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