How to format your references using the Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention. 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
Diehl, M. R. (2012). Biochemistry. Templating a molecular tug-of-war. Science (New York, N.Y.), 338(6107), 626–627.
A journal article with 2 authors
Poinar, G. O., Jr, & Danforth, B. N. (2006). A fossil bee from Early Cretaceous Burmese amber. Science (New York, N.Y.), 314(5799), 614.
A journal article with 3 authors
Delhase, M., Li, N., & Karin, M. (2000). Kinase regulation in inflammatory response. Nature, 406(6794), 367–368.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Dunne, L., Eales, S., Ivison, R., Morgan, H., & Edmunds, M. (2003). Type II supernovae as a significant source of interstellar dust. Nature, 424(6946), 285–287.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wesley, L. D. (2010). Geotechnical Engineering in Residual Soils. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Balogh, A. (2008). The Heliosphere through the Solar Activity Cycle (L. J. Lanzerotti & S. T. Suess, Eds.). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Passeron, T. (2016). Genetic hypomelanosis. In T. Passeron & J.-P. Ortonne (Eds.), Atlas of Pigmentary Disorders (pp. 184–204). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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 Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, February 9). Comment From Scientist’s Daughter Sparks Discovery Of Possible New Cancer Treatment. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from IFLScience website:


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. (1999). Laboratory Research: Sales and Use Tax Costs to Build DOE’s Spallation Neutron Source Project (No. RCED-00-33R). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Kasun, K. K. (2010). Economic effectiveness of physician organizational models in a California integrated healthcare system (Doctoral dissertation). University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ.

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
Greenhouse, L. (2010, April 11). One Man, Two Courts. New York Times, p. WK11.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Diehl, 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Diehl, 2012; Poinar & Danforth, 2006).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Poinar & Danforth, 2006)
  • Three authors: (Delhase, Li, & Karin, 2000)
  • 6 or more authors: (Dunne, Eales, Ivison, Morgan, & Edmunds, 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleEvidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention
AbbreviationEvid. Based Commun. Assess. Interv.
ISSN (print)1748-9539
ISSN (online)1748-9547
Cognitive Neuroscience
Linguistics and Language
Speech and Hearing

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