How to format your references using the KONTAKT citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for KONTAKT. 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
[1]
Kogleck L. Building a powerhouse. Nature 2015;528:S166-7.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Smetacek V, Zingone A. Green and golden seaweed tides on the rise. Nature 2013;504:84–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Song H, Stevens CF, Gage FH. Astroglia induce neurogenesis from adult neural stem cells. Nature 2002;417:39–44.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Currat M, Excoffier L, Maddison W, Otto SP, Ray N, Whitlock MC, et al. Comment on “Ongoing adaptive evolution of ASPM, a brain size determinant in Homo sapiens” and “Microcephalin, a gene regulating brain size, continues to evolve adaptively in humans.” Science 2006;313:172; author reply 172.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
[1]
Martin JE. Physics for Radiation Protection. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Lombardi CP, Bellantone R, editors. Minimally Invasive Therapies for Endocrine Neck Diseases. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Kyrillidis L, Hili G, Cobourne S, Mayes K, Markantonakis K. Virtual World Authentication Using the Smart Card Web Server. In: Thampi SM, Atrey PK, Fan C-I, Perez GM, editors. Security in Computing and Communications: International Symposium, SSCC 2013, Mysore, India, August 22-24, 2013. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013, p. 30–41.

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 KONTAKT.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Has The Hole in Stephen Hawking’s Black Hole Theory Been Plugged? IFLScience 2014.

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. President’s Sixth Special Message for Fiscal Year 1985. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1985.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Newsom SM. Love and Creativity: A Shared Dynamic. Doctoral dissertation. Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2012.

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
[1]
Kanter J. E.U. Leader Urges Simplifying Bloc. New York Times 2017:A8.

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 titleKONTAKT
AbbreviationKontakt
ISSN (print)1212-4117
ScopePhilosophy
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
General Nursing

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