How to format your references using the International Journal for Parasitology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal for Parasitology. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Wentrup, C., 2002. Radical chemistry. From reactive intermediates to stable compounds. Science 295, 1846–1847.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chen, M.S., White, M.C., 2010. Combined effects on selectivity in Fe-catalyzed methylene oxidation. Science 327, 566–571.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hafed, Z.M., Goffart, L., Krauzlis, R.J., 2009. A neural mechanism for microsaccade generation in the primate superior colliculus. Science 323, 940–943.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Wang, M., Fu, L., Gan, L., Zhang, C., Rümmeli, M., Bachmatiuk, A., Huang, K., Fang, Y., Liu, Z., 2013. CVD growth of large area smooth-edged graphene nanomesh by nanosphere lithography. Sci. Rep. 3, 1238.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lemaire, M., 2014. Mechanics and Uncertainty. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Marcus, A. (Ed.), 2014. Design, User Experience, and Usability. User Experience Design Practice: Third International Conference, DUXU 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014, Proceedings, Part IV, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Bernkop-Schnürch, A., 2009. Low Molecular Mass Permeation Enhancers in Oral Delivery of Macromolecular Drugs, in: Bernkop-Schnürch, A. (Ed.), Oral Delivery of Macromolecular Drugs: Barriers, Strategies and Future Trends. Springer US, New York, NY, pp. 85–101.

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 International Journal for Parasitology.

Blog post
Luntz, S., 2014. Plants With Weapons [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/plants-weapons/ (accessed 10.30.18).

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
Government Accountability Office, 1983. GAO ADP Data Lines: Issue No. 2 (No. 122632). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Bai, H., 2017. Cognitive processes of prioritization in multitasking (Doctoral dissertation). Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS.

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
Kelly, C., 2007. Shelter’s Legal Arm Observes Anniversary. New York Times 14WC2.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Wentrup, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Chen and White, 2010; Wentrup, 2002).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Chen and White, 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Wang et al., 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleInternational Journal for Parasitology
AbbreviationInt. J. Parasitol.
ISSN (print)0020-7519
ScopeParasitology
Infectious Diseases

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