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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Nuclear 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
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Lewis R (2007) Genes versus cancer. Nature 446:826–827
A journal article with 2 authors
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Des Marais DL, Rausher MD (2008) Escape from adaptive conflict after duplication in an anthocyanin pathway gene. Nature 454:762–765
A journal article with 3 authors
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Fricke HC, Hencecroth J, Hoerner ME (2011) Lowland-upland migration of sauropod dinosaurs during the Late Jurassic epoch. Nature 480:513–515
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Xiao WD, Zhang YY, Tao L, et al (2014) Impact of heterocirculene molecular symmetry upon two-dimensional crystallization. Sci Rep 4:5415

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Henriksen RN (2015) Scale Invariance. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
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Nipkow T (2014) Concrete Semantics: With Isabelle/HOL. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Messner W (2012) Strategically Organising for Innovation in Global Sourcing. In: Bäumer U, Kreutter P, Messner W (eds) Globalization of Professional Services: Innovative Strategies, Successful Processes, Inspired Talent Management, and First-Hand Experiences. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 41–51

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 Nuclear Cardiology.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2014) Critically Endangered Parrot Humps Zoologist. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/critically-endangered-parrot-humps-zoologist/. Accessed 30 Oct 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
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Government Accountability Office (2014) Federal Student Loans: Borrower Interest Rates Cannot Be Set in Advance to Precisely and Consistently Balance Federal Revenues and Costs. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Quinn L (2013) The poetics of soul: Mythic narrative as creative elegy. Doctoral dissertation, Pacifica Graduate Institute

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
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Feeney K (2009) ‘The Way It’s Done in Japan.’ New York Times NJ15

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 Nuclear Cardiology
AbbreviationJ. Nucl. Cardiol.
ISSN (print)1071-3581
ISSN (online)1532-6551
ScopeCardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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