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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for European Journal of Radiology. 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
C. Turney, This was no Antarctic pleasure cruise, Nature. 505 (2014) 133.
A journal article with 2 authors
G.P. Koocher, P. Keith-Spiegel, Peers nip misconduct in the bud, Nature. 466 (2010) 438–440.
A journal article with 3 authors
S. Chakravarty, H.-Y. Kee, K. Völker, An explanation for a universality of transition temperatures in families of copper oxide superconductors, Nature. 428 (2004) 53–55.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
M.E. Donohoe, S.S. Silva, S.F. Pinter, N. Xu, J.T. Lee, The pluripotency factor Oct4 interacts with Ctcf and also controls X-chromosome pairing and counting, Nature. 460 (2009) 128–132.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
J.-J. Wang, Hydraulic Fracturing in Earth-Rock Fill DAMS, John Wiley & Sons, Singapore Pte. Ltd, Singapore, 2014.
An edited book
S.Q. Wang, H.W. Lim, eds., Principles and Practice of Photoprotection, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
G. Csanak, D.P. Kilcrease, D.V. Fursa, I. Bray, Definition of Cross Sections for the Creation, Destruction, and Transfer of Atomic Multipole Moments by Electron Scattering: Quantum Mechanical Treatment, in: T. Fujimoto, A. Iwamae (Eds.), Plasma Polarization Spectroscopy, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2008: pp. 69–89.

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 Radiology.

Blog post
A. Carpineti, Scientist Have Built A Reprogrammable Quantum Computer, IFLScience. (2016). (accessed October 30, 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, Truck Safety: Motor Carriers Office Hampered by Limited Information on Causes of Crashes and Other Data Problems, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1999.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
K.M. Evans, Evolution of Craniofacial Diversity in Neotropical Electric Fishes (Gymnotiformes: Teleostei), Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana, 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
J. Branch, Why Steve Kerr Sees Life Beyond the Court, New York Times. (2016) SP1.

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 titleEuropean Journal of Radiology
AbbreviationEur. J. Radiol.
ISSN (print)0720-048X
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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