How to format your references using the JHEP Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for JHEP Reports. 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
DiVincenzo DP. Physics. Toward control of large-scale quantum computing. Science 2011;334:50–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
Zukor K, He Z. Regenerative medicine: drawing breath after spinal injury. Nature 2011;475:177–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
Roseboom W, Kawabe T, Nishida S. The cross-modal double flash illusion depends on featural similarity between cross-modal inducers. Sci Rep 2013;3:3437.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Quigg A, Finkel ZV, Irwin AJ, Rosenthal Y, Ho T-Y, Reinfelder JR, et al. The evolutionary inheritance of elemental stoichiometry in marine phytoplankton. Nature 2003;425:291–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Barnett AH, Grice J. New Mechanisms in Glucose Control. Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
Sushil, Bhal KT, Singh SP, editors. Managing Flexibility: People, Process, Technology and Business. New Delhi: Springer India; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Rosas-Tellez LV, Zanella-Palacios V, Martínez-Flores JL. Solution of a Modified Balanced Academic Curriculum Problem Using Evolutionary Strategies. In: Madani K, Dourado A, Rosa A, Filipe J, editors. Computational Intelligence: Revised and Selected Papers of the International Joint Conference, IJCCI 2011, Paris, France, October 24-26, 2011, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013, p. 49–58.

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 JHEP Reports.

Blog post
Andrew E. Bomb Sniffing Dogs Detect Prostate Cancer With More Than 95% Accuracy. IFLScience 2015. (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. Motor Vehicle Safety: Comprehensive State Programs Offer Best Opportunity for Increasing Use of Safety Belts. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1996.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Duley LA. A Qualitative Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experiences of Women Remaining in Abusive Relationships. Doctoral dissertation. Northcentral University, 2012.

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
McKINLEY JC Jr. Man Charged With Murder In Shooting At Rap Show. New York Times 2017:A21.

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 titleJHEP Reports
ISSN (print)2589-5559

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