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
McGowan K. Masterclass: The gathering brainstorm. Nature 2011;478:S19-20.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chatterjee S, Callaway EM. Parallel colour-opponent pathways to primary visual cortex. Nature 2003;426:668–71.
A journal article with 3 authors
Poolman B, Geertsma ER, Slotboom D-J. Biochemistry. A missing link in membrane protein evolution. Science 2007;315:1229–31.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Waldron KJ, Rutherford JC, Ford D, Robinson NJ. Metalloproteins and metal sensing. Nature 2009;460:823–30.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Damrosch D. How to Read World Literature. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2017.
An edited book
Jupille J, Thornton G, editors. Defects at Oxide Surfaces. vol. 58. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Chua BB, Bernardo DV, Verner J. Criteria for Estimating Effort for Requirements Changes. In: O’Connor RV, Baddoo N, Smolander K, Messnarz R, editors. Software Process Improvement: 15th European Conference, EuroSPI 2008, Dublin, Ireland, September 3-5, 2008. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008, p. 36–46.

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. There’s Another Way To Combat Climate Change — But Let’s Not Call It Geoengineering. 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. Federal Research: Information on DOE’s Laboratory-Directed R&D Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2004.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Kennedy KT. A Heuristic Study of Religious Spirituality and Meaningful Work. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 2016.

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. Amid Storm Recovery, Marathon Expo Opens Doors to Runners. New York Times 2012:B10.

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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