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 (J. Nucl. Cardiol.). 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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Yantis S (2003) Neuroscience. To see is to attend. Science 299:54–56
A journal article with 2 authors
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Srygley RB, Thomas ALR (2002) Unconventional lift-generating mechanisms in free-flying butterflies. Nature 420:660–664
A journal article with 3 authors
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Harris GC, Wimmer M, Aston-Jones G (2005) A role for lateral hypothalamic orexin neurons in reward seeking. Nature 437:556–559
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Orosei R, Lauro SE, Pettinelli E, et al (2018) Radar evidence of subglacial liquid water on Mars. Science 361:490–493

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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Daïan J-F (2014) Equilibrium and Transfer in Porous Media 1. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Kuzmann E, Lázár K (2009) ISIAME 2008: Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Industrial Applications of the Mössbauer Effect (ISIAME 2008) held in Budapest, Hungary, 17–22 August 2008. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Echeverría R, Cortes C, Bertelsen A, et al (2016) Robust CT to US 3D-3D Registration by Using Principal Component Analysis and Kalman Filtering. In: Vrtovec T, Yao J, Glocker B, et al (eds) Computational Methods and Clinical Applications for Spine Imaging: Third International Workshop and Challenge, CSI 2015, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2015, Munich, Germany, October 5, 2015, Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 52–63

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 D (2016) Investing In Science Can Help Put Food On Africa’s Plates. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/investing-in-science-can-help-put-food-on-africas-plates/. 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 (1975) Federal Funding Provided to 10 Police Departments for Intelligence Activities. 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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Piekielek JA (2009) Public wildlands at the U.S.-Mexico border: Where conservation, migration, and border enforcement collide. Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona

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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Pilon M (2012) I.O.C. Opens Inquiry Into Resale Of Tickets. New York Times D7

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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