How to format your references using the Eye and Vision citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Eye and Vision. 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. Peplow M. Catalysis: The accelerator. Nature. 2013;495:S10-1.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Boehme C, McCamey DR. Physics. Nuclear-spin quantum memory poised to take the lead. Science. 2012;336:1239–40.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Villegas CEP, Mendonça PB, Rocha AR. Optical spectrum of bottom-up graphene nanoribbons: towards efficient atom-thick excitonic solar cells. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6579.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Kopp VI, Churikov VM, Singer J, Chao N, Neugroschl D, Genack AZ. Chiral fiber gratings. Science. 2004;305:74–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Dye FJ. Dictionary of Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine, and Translational Medicine. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
1. Tamin MN, editor. Damage and Fracture of Composite Materials and Structures. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Costanzo M, Blandón-Gitlin I, Davis D. The Purpose, Content, and Effects of Expert Testimony on Interrogations and Confessions. In: Bornstein BH, Miller MK, editors. Advances in Psychology and Law: Volume 2. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 141–78.

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 Eye and Vision.

Blog post
1. Hamilton K. What If Several Of The World’s Biggest Food Crops Failed At The Same Time? [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/what-if-several-of-the-worlds-biggest-food-crops-failed-at-the-same-time/

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. Telecommunications: Concerns Regarding the Structure and FCC’s Management of the E-Rate Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005 Mar. Report No.: GAO-05-439T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Tegtmeier T. Science-related attitudes of urban middle school students [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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. Kelly S. Books in Brief: Fiction. New York Times. 2000 Feb 20;721.

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 titleEye and Vision
AbbreviationEye Vis. (Lond.)
ISSN (online)2326-0254
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