How to format your references using the Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology. 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
[1]
Villeval MC. Behavioural economics: Professional identity can increase dishonesty. Nature. 2014;516:48–49.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Makeyev EV, Maniatis T. Multilevel regulation of gene expression by microRNAs. Science. 2008;319:1789–1790.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Kogan A, Amasha S, Kastner MA. Photon-induced Kondo satellites in a single-electron transistor. Science. 2004;304:1293–1295.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Gänsicke BT, Marsh TR, Southworth J, et al. A gaseous metal disk around a white dwarf. Science. 2006;314:1908–1910.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Dal Pont J-P, Azzaro-Pantel C. New Approaches to the Process Industries. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014.
An edited book
[1]
Maltoni D. Handbook of Fingerprint Recognition. Maio D, Jain AK, Prabhakar S, editors. London: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Thomas PL. Magical Murakami Nightmares. In: Strecher MC, Thomas PL, editors. Haruki Murakami: Challenging Authors. Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2016. p. 47–57.

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 Science and Technology.

Blog post
[1]
Hale T. Top NASA Climate Scientist Says Temperatures Are Rising At Fastest Rate In 1,000 Years [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/top-nasa-climate-scientist-says-temperatures-are-rising-at-fastest-rate-in-1000-years/.

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. The Maritime Administration’s Evaluation of the End Products of Research and Development Contracts with Private, Profitmaking Firms. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1978. Report No.: PSAD-78-4. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Vargo G. Social protest and the novel: Chartism, the radical press, and early Victorian fiction [Doctoral dissertation]. [New York, NY]: 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
[1]
Wagner J. Mets Sign Six, Including deGrom, Harvey and Familia; Flores Waits for More. New York Times. 2017 Jan 14;D6.

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 Science and Technology
AbbreviationJ. Nucl. Sci. Technol.
ISSN (print)0022-3131
ISSN (online)1881-1248
ScopeNuclear Energy and Engineering
Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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