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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Mazzarello P. Lombroso and Tolstoy. Nature. 409(6823), 983 (2001).
A journal article with 2 authors
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Yartsev MM, Ulanovsky N. Representation of three-dimensional space in the hippocampus of flying bats. Science. 340(6130), 367–372 (2013).
A journal article with 3 authors
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D’Hondt S, Rutherford S, Spivack AJ. Metabolic activity of subsurface life in deep-sea sediments. Science. 295(5562), 2067–2070 (2002).
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Baker S, Robinson JS, Haworth CA, et al. Probing proton dynamics in molecules on an attosecond time scale. Science. 312(5772), 424–427 (2006).

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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Savaux V, Louët Y. MMSE-Based Algorithm for Joint Signal Detection, Channel and Noise Variance Estimation for OFDM Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
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Hipel KW, Fang L, Cullmann J, Bristow M, editors. Conflict Resolution in Water Resources and Environmental Management. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
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Parmar SS. Maritime Security and Order at Sea in the Indian Ocean Region. In: International Order at Sea: How it is challenged. How it is maintained. Bekkevold JI, Till G (Eds.), Palgrave Macmillan UK, London, 93–113 (2016).

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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Andrews R. Evolutionary Arms Race Between Cats And Viruses Goes Back 60,000 Years [Internet]. IFLScience (2015). Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/evolutionary-arms-race-between-cats-and-viruses-goes-back-60000-years/.

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. Summary Analysis of Federal Commercial Aviation Taxes and Fees. 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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Regmi K. Computer Vision and Image Processing Toolbox for MATLAB. (2015).

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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Shpigel B. For a Second Time This Year, Rio Defies the Odds. New York Times, B10 (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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