How to format your references using the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 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]
Petherick A. Environment and genetics: Making sense of the noise. Nature 2012;485:S64-5.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Domb LG, Pagel M. Sexual swellings advertise female quality in wild baboons. Nature 2001;410:204–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Bylinskii A, Gangloff D, Vuletić V. Friction. Tuning friction atom-by-atom in an ion-crystal simulator. Science 2015;348:1115–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Rini M, Tobey R, Dean N, Itatani J, Tomioka Y, Tokura Y, et al. Control of the electronic phase of a manganite by mode-selective vibrational excitation. Nature 2007;449:72–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Sedlacek HH, Sapienza AM, Eid V. Ways to Successful Strategies in Drug Research and Development. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH; 2008.
An edited book
[1]
Inoue-Murayama M, Kawamura S, Weiss A, editors. From Genes to Animal Behavior: Social Structures, Personalities, Communication by Color. Tokyo: Springer Japan; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Schumacher N, Mook S-C, Shimanovich I, Zillikens D, Schmidt E. Life-Threatening Pemphigus Vulgaris. In: Murrell DF, editor. Clinical Cases in Autoimmune Blistering Diseases, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015, p. 35–43.

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 Equine Veterinary Science.

Blog post
[1]
Luntz S. Mars Stayed Damp Much Later Than We Thought. IFLScience 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/space/mars-stayed-damp-much-later-than-we-thought/ (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. District of Columbia Government: Overtime Costs Exceed Those of Neighboring Governments. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1997.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Mete RJ. Can STEM initiatives be social justice oriented: An analysis of urban school reform via smaller learning communities. Doctoral dissertation. University of Maryland, College Park, 2010.

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]
Kelly B, London M. Bright Spots in the Rain Forest. New York Times 2004:A27.

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 Equine Veterinary Science
AbbreviationJ. Equine Vet. Sci.
ISSN (print)0737-0806
ScopeEquine

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