How to format your references using the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
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Walsh C. correction: Enabling the chemistry of life. Nature 2001; 411: 824.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Kern B, Martin C. Optical pulsations from the anomalous X-ray pulsar 4U0142+61. Nature 2002; 417: 527–529.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Li M, Butka E, Wang X. Comprehensive quantification of triacylglycerols in soybean seeds by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry with multiple neutral loss scans. Sci Rep 2014; 4: 6581.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Schneider H, Downey J, Smith A, et al. Reversal of the TCR stop signal by CTLA-4. Science 2006; 313: 1972–1975.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Perez A. Network Security. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014.
An edited book
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Melezhik VA, Prave AR, Hanski EJ, et al. (eds). Reading the Archive of Earth’s Oxygenation: Volume 3: Global Events and the Fennoscandian Arctic Russia - Drilling Early Earth Project. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
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Escobar O. Suspending Disbelief. In: Engelken-Jorge M, Güell PI, del Río CM (eds) Politics and Emotions: The Obama Phenomenon. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 2011, pp. 109–128.

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 European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.

Blog post
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Andrews R. New Zealand Quakes Caused Seafloor To Rise Upwards By 2 Meters. IFLScience, https://www.iflscience.com/environment/new-zealand-quakes-seafloor-rise-upwards-2-meters/ (2016, accessed 30 October 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
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Government Accountability Office. Comments on NASA’s Expenditure of Appropriated Funds for Parking Spaces. B-155372-O.M., Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 12 October 1964.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Giles CL. Faculty mentoring of undergraduate students: A qualitative phenomenological study. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Phoenix, 2015.

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
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Hollander S. MORE 65-M.P.H. ZONES. New York Times, 26 August 2001, p. 14NJ6.

In-text citations

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

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 titleEuropean Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
AbbreviationEur. J. Cardiovasc. Nurs.
ISSN (print)1474-5151
ISSN (online)1873-1953
ScopeCardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Advanced and Specialised Nursing
Medical–Surgical

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