How to format your references using the Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. 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
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Chapman T (2003) Lighting up the body. Nature 425:867
A journal article with 2 authors
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Schuppan D, Hahn EG (2002) Biomedicine. Gluten and the gut-lessons for immune regulation. Science 297:2218–2220
A journal article with 3 authors
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Field J, Cronin A, Bridge C (2006) Future fitness and helping in social queues. Nature 441:214–217
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Heath DD, Heath JW, Bryden CA, et al (2003) Rapid evolution of egg size in captive salmon. Science 299:1738–1740

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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Zepernick H-J, Finger A (2005) Pseudo Random Signal Processing. John Wiley & Sons Ltd,., West Sussex, England
An edited book
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Liang Q, Wang W, Mu J, et al (2012) Communications, Signal Processing, and Systems: The 2012 Proceedings of the International Conference on Communications, Signal Processing, and Systems. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
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Harding S (2011) Interrogating the Modernity vs. Tradition Contrast: Whose Science and Technology for Whose Social Progress? In: Grasswick HE (ed) Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science: Power in Knowledge. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 85–108

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 Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry.

Blog post
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Taub B (2016) Humans May Have Already Reached Their Maximum Lifespan. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/humans-may-already-reached-maximum-lifespan/. 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 (2001) Aviation Rulemaking: Incomplete Implementation Impaired FAA’s Reform Efforts. 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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Ugwu RI (2012) Perceptions of elementary teachers from an urban school district in Southern California regarding their inquiry-based science instructional practices, assessment methods, and professional development. Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine 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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Searcey D, Hartocollis A, Buettner R, Chen DW (2015) Speaker Silver, a Rare Cancer and State Cash. New York Times A1

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 Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
AbbreviationJ. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem.
ISSN (print)0236-5731
ISSN (online)1588-2780
ScopeAnalytical Chemistry
Spectroscopy
Nuclear Energy and Engineering
Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
Pollution
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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