How to format your references using the Interbloc citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Interbloc. 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]
Spiegel FW. Evolution. Contemplating the first Plantae. Science 2012;335:809–10.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Guo Z, Ohlstein B. Stem cell regulation. Bidirectional Notch signaling regulates Drosophila intestinal stem cell multipotency. Science 2015;350.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Ebel C, Mariconti L, Gruissem W. Plant retinoblastoma homologues control nuclear proliferation in the female gametophyte. Nature 2004;429:776–80.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Wang DW, Mitchell DA, Teague WJ, Jarosz E, Hulbert MS. Extreme waves under Hurricane Ivan. Science 2005;309:896.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Baguley D, Andersson G, McFerran D, McKenna L. Tinnitus: A Multidisciplinary Approach. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Wen K, Zhu E, editors. Report on Development of Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei Province (2013): Measurement of Carrying Capacity and Countermeasures. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Bournez O, Cohen J. Learning Equilibria in Games by Stochastic Distributed Algorithms. In: Gelenbe E, Lent R, editors. Computer and Information Sciences III: 27th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences, London: Springer; 2013, p. 31–8.

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 Interbloc.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. What Is the Great Attractor And Its Pull On Our Galaxy? IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/space/what-great-attractor-and-its-pull-our-galaxy/ (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. Government’s Efforts To Standardize Data Elements and Codes for Computer Systems. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1974.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Stephenson JH. Ethics and morality in software development: A developer’s perspective. Doctoral dissertation. Capella University, 2010.

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]
Brantley B. Deftly Conjuring the High Magic of Art. New York Times 2016:C1.

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 titleInterbloc
ISSN (print)0242-3960
ScopeMedical–Surgical

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