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
Cohen J. Knife-edge of design. Nature 2001;411:529.
A journal article with 2 authors
O’Leary T, Marder E. Neuroscience. Mapping neural activation onto behavior in an entire animal. Science 2014;344:372–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
Storch D, Marquet PA, Gaston KJ. Ecology. Untangling an entangled bank. Science 2005;307:684–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Lamb JB, Willis BL, Fiorenza EA, Couch CS, Howard R, Rader DN, et al. Plastic waste associated with disease on coral reefs. Science 2018;359:460–2.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Norwitz ER, Saade GR, Miller H, Davidson CM. Obstetric Clinical Algorithms. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
AL-Hussaini EK. Exponentiated Distributions. vol. 5. Paris: Atlantis Press; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Zeng R, Diao K, Cheng F, Ma S. ST Segment. In: Zeng R, editor. Graphics-sequenced interpretation of ECG, Singapore: Springer; 2016, p. 121–38.

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
Hamilton K. How DNA Evidence Could Be A Game-Changer In Monitoring Freshwater Fish. IFLScience 2016. (accessed October 30, 2018).


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
Government Accountability Office. Airport Financing: Use of Funds for Capital Improvements at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2000.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Gu P. Advanced Nonlinear Control and Estimation Methods for AC Power Generation Systems. Doctoral dissertation. Southern Illinois University, 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
Pilon M. Trainer Denies Giving Banned Drugs to Jamaican Sprinters. New York Times 2013:B14.

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

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