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]
Price RM. IBI* series winner. How we got here: an inquiry-based activity about human evolution. Science 2012;338:1554–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Mesmin B, Antonny B. Cell biology. Vitamin currency in a lipid exchange market. Science 2013;340:1051–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Roberts RB, Ser JR, Kocher TD. Sexual conflict resolved by invasion of a novel sex determiner in Lake Malawi cichlid fishes. Science 2009;326:998–1001.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Koehn EM, Fleischmann T, Conrad JA, Palfey BA, Lesley SA, Mathews II, et al. An unusual mechanism of thymidylate biosynthesis in organisms containing the thyX gene. Nature 2009;458:919–23.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Borchard-Tuch C, Groß M. Was Biotronik alles kann. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2005.
An edited book
[1]
Stiglitz JE, Guzman M, editors. Contemporary Issues in Microeconomics. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Ruiz C, Richard O, Emeras J. Reproducible Software Appliances for Experimentation. In: Leung VCM, Chen M, Wan J, Zhang Y, editors. Testbeds and Research Infrastructure: Development of Networks and Communities: 9th International ICST Conference, TridentCom 2014, Guangzhou, China, May 5-7, 2014, Revised Selected Papers, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014, p. 33–42.

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]
Luntz S. Hydrothermal Activity Discovered On Enceladus. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/space/hydrothermal-activity-enceladus-bolsters-hopes-life/ (accessed October 30, 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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Educating Students at Gallaudet and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf: Who Are Served and What Are the Costs? 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]
Momenteller J. Optimization of Germination and Early Growth Conditions for Axenic Stanleya pinnata, a Potential Phytoremediation Candidate for Selenium. Doctoral dissertation. Southern Illinois University, 2017.

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]
Sisario B. The Killers’ 5th Album Tops Billboard Chart. New York Times 2017:C3.

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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