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 (J Radioanal Nucl Chem). 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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Sullivan PF (2015) Genetics of disease: Associations with depression. Nature 523:539–540
A journal article with 2 authors
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Kingston T, Rossiter SJ (2004) Harmonic-hopping in Wallacea’s bats. Nature 429:654–657
A journal article with 3 authors
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Takahashi F, Matsushima M, Honkura Y (2005) Simulations of a quasi-Taylor state geomagnetic field including polarity reversals on the Earth Simulator. Science 309:459–461
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Desmurget M, Reilly KT, Richard N, et al (2009) Movement intention after parietal cortex stimulation in humans. Science 324:811–813

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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Sandou G (2013) Metaheuristic Optimization for the Design of Automatic Control Laws. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ USA
An edited book
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Grech L, Lau A (2016) Pharmaceutical Care Issues of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: From Hospital to Community. Springer, Singapore
A chapter in an edited book
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Patil GP, Gore SD, Taillie* C (2011) A Bayesian Approach to the Classification Problem. In: Gore SD, Taillie C (eds) Composite Sampling: A Novel Method to Accomplish Observational Economy in Environmental Studies. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp 87–96

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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Andrew E (2015) What Would Happen If You Touched A Black Hole? In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/physics/what-would-happen-if-you-touched-black-hole/. 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 (2012) National Transportation Safety Board’s Implementation of GAO Recommendations. 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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Rodriguez JM (2008) Navy Supply Corps officer’s perspective on effective leadership. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix

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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Eligon J (2017) Protests Start a Dialogue, But About What, Exactly? New York Times A14

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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