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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Gewin V (2008) Building up to an HIV vaccines. Nature 456:418
A journal article with 2 authors
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Anderson MJ, Dixson AF (2002) Sperm competition: motility and the midpiece in primates. Nature 416:496
A journal article with 3 authors
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Grbic A, Jiang L, Merlin R (2008) Near-field plates: subdiffraction focusing with patterned surfaces. Science 320:511–513
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Kamermans M, Fahrenfort I, Schultz K, et al (2001) Hemichannel-mediated inhibition in the outer retina. Science 292:1178–1180

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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Petrozzi S (2012) Practical Instrumental Analysis. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
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Beunen R, Van Assche K, Duineveld M (2015) Evolutionary Governance Theory: Theory and Applications. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Spears JL, Rubio MAT, Sample PJ, Alfonzo JD (2012) tRNA Biogenesis and Processing. In: Bindereif A (ed) RNA Metabolism in Trypanosomes. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 99–121

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) Intelligent Life In The Universe? Phone Home, Dammit! In: IFLScience. 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 (2014) Transportation Security Information Sharing: Stakeholder Satisfaction Varies; TSA Could Take Additional Actions to Strengthen 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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Terrell S (2010) How Global Leaders Develop: A Phenomenological Study of Global Leadership Development. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington 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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Gustines GG (2011) Restarting Comics’ Clock Is Issue No. 1. New York Times C1

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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