How to format your references using the Frontiers in Oxidant Physiology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Frontiers in Oxidant Physiology. 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
Van Kranendonk, M. J. (2011). Geochemistry. Onset of plate tectonics. Science 333, 413–414.
A journal article with 2 authors
Seeber, L., and Armbruster, J. G. (2000). Earthquakes as beacons of stress change. Nature 407, 69–72.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mani, R. G., Kriisa, A., and Wegscheider, W. (2013). Size-dependent giant-magnetoresistance in millimeter scale GaAs/AlGaAs 2D electron devices. Sci. Rep. 3, 2747.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Rajagopal, J., Anderson, W. J., Kume, S., Martinez, O. I., and Melton, D. A. (2003). Insulin staining of ES cell progeny from insulin uptake. Science 299, 363.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sheriff, R. E., and Hu, Y. F. (2001). Mobile Satellite Communication Networks. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Srivastava, A. (2005). Statistical Analysis and Optimization for VLSI: Timing and Power. , eds. D. Sylvester and D. Blaauw Boston, MA: Springer US.
A chapter in an edited book
Koriche, F. (2008). “Learning to Assign Degrees of Belief in Relational Domains,” in Inductive Logic Programming: 17th International Conference, ILP 2007, Corvallis, OR, USA, June 19-21, 2007, Revised Selected Papers Lecture Notes in Computer Science., eds. H. Blockeel, J. Ramon, J. Shavlik, and P. Tadepalli (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer), 25–26.

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 Frontiers in Oxidant Physiology.

Blog post
Davis, J. (2017). Getting Enraged By Specific Noises Has A Genuine Neurological Basis. IFLScience. Available at: [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 (1979). Management Guidelines for Cost Accounting and Cost Control for ADP Systems Design and Development Activities. 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
Schreiber, J. S. (2016). Discursive constructions of decline: Narratives of illness and financial stress among residents in assisted living.

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
Dolnick, B. (2017). Cold Showers. New York Times, MM26.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Van Kranendonk, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Seeber and Armbruster, 2000; Van Kranendonk, 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Seeber and Armbruster, 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Rajagopal et al., 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleFrontiers in Oxidant Physiology
AbbreviationFront. Physiol.
ISSN (online)1664-042X
Physiology (medical)

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