How to format your references using the IJC Heart & Vessels citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for IJC Heart & Vessels. 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]
Weintraub K. Drug development: Releasing the brakes. Nature 2013;504:S6-8.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Higgins AM, Jones RA. Anisotropic spinodal dewetting as a route to self-assembly of patterned surfaces. Nature 2000;404:476–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Han Y, Bai T, Liu W. Controlled heterogeneous stem cell differentiation on a shape memory hydrogel surface. Sci Rep 2014;4:5815.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Bhaduri B, Kandel M, Brugnara C, Tangella K, Popescu G. Optical assay of erythrocyte function in banked blood. Sci Rep 2014;4:6211.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Jäger W, Marzahn G. Mauerwerk. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Peterson MP, editor. International Perspectives on Maps and the Internet. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Zuidema C, de Roo G. Making Sense of Decentralization: Coping with the Complexities of the Urban Environment. In: Fra.Paleo U, editor. Risk Governance: The Articulation of Hazard, Politics and Ecology, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2015, p. 59–76.

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 IJC Heart & Vessels.

Blog post
[1]
Carpineti A. Astronomical Union Formally Approves Names Of 227 Stars. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/space/astronomical-union-formally-approves-names-of-227-stars/ (accessed October 30, 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. Rail Transportation: Federal Railroad Administration’s New Approach to Railroad Safety. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1997.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Andrus AK. Cellular and Proteomic Characterization of the Innate Immune Response in Wasting Bat Stars (Patiria miniata). Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 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
[1]
Tankersley J. Economist Says Benefits Of Tax Cut Were Inflated. New York Times 2017:A18.

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 titleIJC Heart & Vessels
ISSN (print)2214-7632
Scope

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