How to format your references using the Future Cardiology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Future Cardiology. 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
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Steig EJ. Paleoclimate. No two latitudes alike. Science. 293(5537), 2015–2016 (2001).
A journal article with 2 authors
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Newman JRS, Keating AE. Comprehensive identification of human bZIP interactions with coiled-coil arrays. Science. 300(5628), 2097–2101 (2003).
A journal article with 3 authors
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Yi C, Wei S, Hendrey G. Warming climate extends dryness-controlled areas of terrestrial carbon sequestration. Sci. Rep. 4, 5472 (2014).
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Schofield L, Hewitt MC, Evans K, Siomos M-A, Seeberger PH. Synthetic GPI as a candidate anti-toxic vaccine in a model of malaria. Nature. 418(6899), 785–789 (2002).

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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Bonnet P. Enterprise Data Governance. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
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Rosenberg Z. Terminal Ballistics. 2nd ed. 2016. Springer, Singapore.
A chapter in an edited book
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Moser M, Patterson* C. The Role of Thrombin in Vascular Development. In: Thrombin: Physiology and Disease. Maragoudakis ME, Tsopanoglou NE (Eds.), Springer, New York, NY, 81–92 (2009).

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 Future Cardiology.

Blog post
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Hale T. Mass Grave In Germany Reveals The Bloody Death Of 47 Soldiers [Internet]. IFLScience (2017). Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/mass-grave-in-germany-reveals-the-bloody-death-of-47-soldiers/.

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. Electronic Surveillance: Technologies Continue to Pose Challenges. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

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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Nevin MJ. Addressing the Learning Outcomes and Assessment Methods Associated with Participation in Student Government Associations: A Qualitative Study of California Community Colleges. (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
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Wilford JN. Antiquity on the Clock. New York Times, D3 (2016).

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 titleFuture Cardiology
AbbreviationFuture Cardiol.
ISSN (print)1479-6678
ISSN (online)1744-8298
ScopeMolecular Medicine
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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