How to format your references using the Journal of Cardiology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Cardiology. 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
[1]
Bohannon J. The Gonzo Scientist. Results from the science dance match-up challenge. Science 2009;324:1262.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Holyoake T, Vetrie D. Cancer: Repositioned to kill stem cells. Nature 2015;525:328–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Lewis SL, Edwards DP, Galbraith D. Increasing human dominance of tropical forests. Science 2015;349:827–32.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Pease PJ, Levy O, Cost GJ, Gore J, Ptacin JL, Sherratt D, et al. Sequence-directed DNA translocation by purified FtsK. Science 2005;307:586–90.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Ibe OC. Fundamentals of Stochastic Networks. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
[1]
Fortis M. Italy’s Top Products in World Trade: The Fortis-Corradini Index. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Brockmann JM, Roese-Koerner L, Schuh W-D. Use of High Performance Computing for the Rigorous Estimation of Very High Degree Spherical Harmonic Gravity Field Models. In: Marti U, editor. Gravity, Geoid and Height Systems: Proceedings of the IAG Symposium GGHS2012, October 9-12, 2012, Venice, Italy, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014, p. 27–33.

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 Journal of Cardiology.

Blog post
[1]
Fang J. Ancient Arctic DNA Suggests That Dogs And Wolves Split 40,000 Years Ago. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/ancient-arctic-dna-suggests-that-dogs-and-wolves-split-40000-years-ago/ (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. FCC: Redesignating and Reallocating Frequency Bands and Establishing Rules and Policies for Local Multipoint Distribution Service and Fixed Satellite Services. 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
[1]
Wilson WC. Life satisfaction of Air Force civilian male spouses. Doctoral dissertation. Capella University, 2015.

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]
Rosenberg E. Doctor Is Charged in Death After an Abortion. New York Times 2016: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 titleJournal of Cardiology
AbbreviationJ. Cardiol.
ISSN (print)0914-5087
ScopeCardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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