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
R.W. Boyd, Nuclear physics: Neutrons with a twist, Nature. 525 (2015) 462–464.
A journal article with 2 authors
L.J. Core, J.T. Lis, Transcription regulation through promoter-proximal pausing of RNA polymerase II, Science. 319 (2008) 1791–1792.
A journal article with 3 authors
D.C. Catling, K.J. Zahnle, C. McKay, Biogenic methane, hydrogen escape, and the irreversible oxidation of early Earth, Science. 293 (2001) 839–843.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
D. Reinhardt, E.-R. Pesce, P. Stieger, T. Mandel, K. Baltensperger, M. Bennett, J. Traas, J. Friml, C. Kuhlemeier, Regulation of phyllotaxis by polar auxin transport, Nature. 426 (2003) 255–260.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
H.A. Armstrong, M.D. Brasier, Microfossils, Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA USA, 2004.
An edited book
J.H. Cifuentes-Madrid, P. Landoni Couture, X. Llinàs-Audet, eds., Strategic Management of Universities in the Ibero-America Region: A Comparative Perspective, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
T. Schneider, K. Riedel, Environmental Proteomics: Studying Structure and Function of Microbial Communities, in: L.L. Barton, M. Mandl, A. Loy (Eds.), Geomicrobiology: Molecular and Environmental Perspective, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2010: pp. 91–108.

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
T. Hale, This Web Tool Uses Your Social Media Activity To Predict Your Past, Present, And Future, 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, Wider Use of Better Computer Software Technology Can Improve Management Control and Reduce 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
J.M. Baxter, Enantioselective Mannich-type Reactions Promoted by Strained Silane Lewis Acids: Selective Generation of Two Contiguous Stereocenters and Entry into a Novel Class of Pyrrolidines, Doctoral dissertation, Columbia University, 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
L. Saslow, Police Say Mother Let Minors Drink Alcohol, New York Times. (2007) LI2.

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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