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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of EuCornea. 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
A.M. Aragón, A measure for the impact of research, Sci. Rep. 3 (2013) 1649.
A journal article with 2 authors
R. Mas-Ballesté, L. Que Jr, Chemistry. Targeting specific C-H bonds for oxidation, Science. 312 (2006) 1885–1886.
A journal article with 3 authors
H.L. True, I. Berlin, S.L. Lindquist, Epigenetic regulation of translation reveals hidden genetic variation to produce complex traits, Nature. 431 (2004) 184–187.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
A.M. Houghton, W.O. Hartzell, C.S. Robbins, F.X. Gomis-Rüth, S.D. Shapiro, Macrophage elastase kills bacteria within murine macrophages, Nature. 460 (2009) 637–641.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
B.C. Frueh, A.L. Grubaugh, J.D. Elhai, J.D. Ford, Assessment and Treatment Planning for PTSD, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, 2012.
An edited book
A. Gliozzo, Semantic Domains in Computational Linguistics, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
M. Baranzini, A. Mirante, The Influential Role of Oxbridge Italian Economists in Science and Civil Society, in: A. Mirante (Ed.), A Compendium of Italian Economists at Oxbridge: Contributions to the Evolution of Economic Thinking, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016: pp. 201–206.

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 EuCornea.

Blog post
K. Hamilton, A New Twist To Whodunnit In Science’s Famous Piltdown Man Hoax, IFLScience. (2016).


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, An Analysis of Concerns in Federal Education Programs: Duplication of Services and Administrative Costs, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1980.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
P.R. Mosing, Maternal perceptions of their infants: Do perceptions predict maternal motivation to nurture?, Doctoral dissertation, Capella University, 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
B. Kenigsberg, David Lynch: The Art Life, New York Times. (2017) C10.

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 EuCornea
ISSN (print)2452-4034

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