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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Simmons A (2012) Archaeology. Mediterranean island voyages. Science 338:895–897
A journal article with 2 authors
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Sczepanski JT, Joyce GF (2014) A cross-chiral RNA polymerase ribozyme. Nature 515:440–442
A journal article with 3 authors
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Grutzendler J, Kasthuri N, Gan W-B (2002) Long-term dendritic spine stability in the adult cortex. Nature 420:812–816
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Yan J-J, Sun J-T, You Y-Z, et al (2013) Growing hyperbranched polymers using natural sunlight. Sci Rep 3:2841

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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Kerzner H (2015) Project Management 2.0. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Garcia-Alfaro J, Navarro-Arribas G, Cuppens-Boulahia N, Capitani di Vimercati S de (2012) Data Privacy Management and Autonomous Spontaneus Security: 6th International Workshop, DPM 2011, and 4th International Workshop, SETOP 2011, Leuven, Belgium, September 15-16, 2011, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Morris SJ, Friese CF, Allen MF (2016) 4 Disturbance in Natural Ecosystems: Scaling from Fungal Diversity to Ecosystem Functioning. In: Druzhinina IS, Kubicek CP (eds) Environmental and Microbial Relationships. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 79–98

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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Hale T (2015) How To Make The Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich With Science. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/chemistry/chemistry-perfect-grilled-cheese-sandwich/. 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 (1982) Recommendation Concerning Claim by Teacher for Backpay in DOD Overseas Dependents Schools. 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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Chambers S (2008) Telecommunications megamergers: Impact on employee morale and turnover intention. Doctoral dissertation, Capella University

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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Vecsey G (2013) Even With Yanks Hurting, There’s Usually Pain to Spare for Mets. New York Times B13

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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