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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Macneil JS (2000) NEUROSCIENCE: Neural Net Contest Draws Online Crowd. Science 290:2233b
A journal article with 2 authors
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Birchler JA, Kavi HH (2008) Molecular biology. Slicing and dicing for small RNAs. Science 320:1023–1024
A journal article with 3 authors
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Hsiang SM, Burke M, Miguel E (2013) Quantifying the influence of climate on human conflict. Science 341:1235367
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Hahnloser RH, Sarpeshkar R, Mahowald MA, et al (2000) Digital selection and analogue amplification coexist in a cortex-inspired silicon circuit. Nature 405:947–951

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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Scharf T (2006) Polarized Light in Liquid Crystals and Polymers. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Ideker T, Bafna V (2007) Systems Biology and Computational Proteomics: Joint RECOMB 2006 Satellite Workshops on Systems Biology and on Computational Proteomics, San Diego, CA, USA, December 1-3, 2006, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Hartlep ND, Scott DP (2016) Middle School. In: Scott DP (ed) Asian/American Curricular Epistemicide: From Being Excluded to Becoming a Model Minority. SensePublishers, Rotterdam, pp 55–68

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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Fang J (2014) Multitasking Alters Your Gray Matter. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/multitasking-alters-your-gray-matter/. 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 (2010) NextGen Air Transportation System: FAA’s Metrics Can Be Used to Report on Status of Individual Programs, but Not of Overall NextGen Implementation or Outcomes. 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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Saguilig LG (2017) A Clinical Decision Support System for the Prevention of Genetic-Related Heart Disease. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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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Yablonsky L (2010) Motorcycle Derby. New York Times ST3

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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