How to format your references using the Herpesviridae citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Herpesviridae. 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. Cardinale B. Ecology. Impacts of biodiversity loss. Science. 2012;336:552–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Tan S, Lü J. Characterizing the effect of population heterogeneity on evolutionary dynamics on complex networks. Sci Rep. 2014;4:5034.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Uraguchi D, Ueki Y, Ooi T. Chiral organic ion pair catalysts assembled through a hydrogen-bonding network. Science. 2009;326:120–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Kuroha T, Nagai K, Gamuyao R, Wang DR, Furuta T, Nakamori M, et al. Ethylene-gibberellin signaling underlies adaptation of rice to periodic flooding. Science. 2018;361:181–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Stevenson O. Neglected Children and Their Families. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd; 2008.
An edited book
1. Böhm C, Khuri S, Lhotská L, Renda ME, editors. Information Technology in Bio- and Medical Informatics: Third International Conference, ITBAM 2012, Vienna, Austria, September 4-5, 2012. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Crowhurst M. Sideline One – Double Thematic Analysis. In: Crowhurst M, editor. Beginning Teachers: Reviewing Disastrous Lessons. Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2015. p. 25–7.

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 Herpesviridae.

Blog post
1. Hale T. A Revolutionary Weather Satellite Is Being Launched This Weekend. IFLScience. 2016. Accessed 30 Oct 2018.

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. Surface Freight Transportation: A Comparison of the Costs of Road, Rail, and Waterways Freight Shipments That Are Not Passed on to Consumers. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2011.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Dashevsky-Kerdman I. The meeting of one hundred ways. Doctoral dissertation. Pacifica Graduate Institute; 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. Neuman W. At Least 3 Die in Collapse of Gold Mine. New York Times. 2014;:A11.

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 titleHerpesviridae
ISSN (print)2042-4280
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