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]
Muddiman DC. Retrospective. John Bennett Fenn (1917-2010). Science 2011;331:160.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Mumford D, Tate J. Alexander Grothendieck (1928-2014). Nature 2015;517:272.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Boots M, Hudson PJ, Sasaki A. Large shifts in pathogen virulence relate to host population structure. Science 2004;303:842–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Gamo F-J, Sanz LM, Vidal J, de Cozar C, Alvarez E, Lavandera J-L, et al. Thousands of chemical starting points for antimalarial lead identification. Nature 2010;465:305–10.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Dods RF. Understanding Diabetes. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Pulendran B, Katsikis PD, Schoenberger SP, editors. Crossroads between Innate and Adaptive Immunity III. vol. 780. New York, NY: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Ribes R, Iannarelli P, Duarte RF. Writing a Manuscript. In: Iannarelli P, Duarte RF, editors. English for Biomedical Scientists, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009, p. 74–93.

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]
Davis J. September Was The Warmest Month On Record, Meaning It’s Now All But Certain 2016 Will Be The Warmest Year. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/september-was-the-warmest-month-on-record-meaning-its-now-all-but-certain-2016-will-be-the-warmest-year/ (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. Student Loans: Direct Loans Could Save Billions in First 5 Years With Proper Implementation. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1992.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Gonzalez HM. DiaBeaThis Healthcare Clinic Business Plan. 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]
Kenigsberg B. Film Series. New York Times 2017:C23.

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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