How to format your references using the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation (JVDI). 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
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Armitage PJ. Astronomy. A trap for planet formation. Science 2013;340:1179–1180.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Forneris F, Mattevi A. Enzymes without borders: mobilizing substrates, delivering products. Science 2008;321:213–216.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Martinez-Perez E, et al. The Ph1 locus is needed to ensure specific somatic and meiotic centromere association. Nature 2001;411:204–207.
A journal article with 3 or more authors
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Zheng J, et al. Highly anisotropic metasurface: a polarized beam splitter and hologram. Sci Rep 2014;4:6491.

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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Prud’Homme R. Flows and Chemical Reactions in Heterogeneous Mixtures. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014.
An edited book
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Contin A, et al., eds. Innovative Technologies in Urban Mapping: Built Space and Mental Space. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2014: 1-VI, 198 p.
A chapter in an edited book
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Gaudioso V. Timed Storyboards: Creating a Newton Cradle Application. In: Brown T, et al., eds. Foundation Expression Blend 4 with Silverlight. Berkeley, CA: Apress, 2010:95–122.

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 Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation.

Blog post
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Carpineti C. Hundreds of Nuclear Test Clips Have Been Declassified, And The Footage Is Both Awe-Inspiring And Terrifying [Internet]. IFLScience. 2017.[cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/physics/hundreds-of-nuclear-test-clips-have-been-declassified-and-the-footage-both-aweinspiring-and-terrifying/.

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. Motor Carrier Safety: Additional Research Standards and Truck Drivers’ Schedule Data Could Allow More Accurate Assessments of the Hours of Service Rule. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2015.

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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Jackson MA. An action research study of collaborative relationhips between psychotherapists and medical doctors. 2015.

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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Dewan S, Schwartz J. Comparing Harvey With Katrina. New York Times. 2017;:A9.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

This sentence cites one reference 2.
This sentence cites two references 2,4.
This sentence cites four references 2,4,6,8.

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
AbbreviationJ. Vet. Diagn. Invest.
ISSN (print)1040-6387
ISSN (online)1943-4936
ScopeGeneral Veterinary

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