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
Wu S. State tomography via weak measurements. Sci Rep 2013;3:1193.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lacroix B, Citovsky V. Characterization of VIP1 activity as a transcriptional regulator in vitro and in planta. Sci Rep 2013;3:2440.
A journal article with 3 authors
McCarter J, Boge G, Darlow G. Essays on science and society. Safeguarding the world’s natural treasures. Science 2001;294:2099–101.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Liu B, Han L, Duan Y, Cao Y, Feng J, Yao Y, et al. Growth of optically active chiral inorganic films through DNA self-assembly and silica mineralisation. Sci Rep 2014;4:4866.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
McKean J. Customer’s New Voice. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014.
An edited book
Bebis G, Boyle R, Parvin B, Koracin D, Fowlkes C, Wang S, et al., editors. Advances in Visual Computing: 8th International Symposium, ISVC 2012, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece, July 16-18, 2012, Revised Selected Papers, Part II. vol. 7432. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
Chatterjee K, Henzinger TA, Piterman N. Strategy Logic. In: Caires L, Vasconcelos VT, editors. CONCUR 2007 – Concurrency Theory: 18th International Conference, CONCUR 2007, Lisbon, Portugal, September 3-8, 2007. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007, p. 59–73.

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
Hale T. What’s Up With The Weird Ring On This Woman’s Eye? IFLScience 2017.


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. Aviation Safety: FAA Can Better Prepare General Aviation Pilots for Mountain Flying Risks. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1993.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Chalmers TD. The social context of advertising: Authenticity, social identity, and reflected appraisals. Doctoral dissertation. University of Arizona, 2009.

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
Stewart JB. Major Hurdle in Tax Overhaul: The Breaks in Trump’s Own Field. New York Times 2017:A1.

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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