How to format your references using the NanoEthics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for NanoEthics. 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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Garrett C (2003) Ocean science. Enhanced: internal tides and ocean mixing. Science 301:1858–1859
A journal article with 2 authors
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Murray N, Holman M (2001) The role of chaotic resonances in the Solar System. Nature 410:773–779
A journal article with 3 authors
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Rougier GW, Forasiepi AM, Martinelli AG (2005) Comment on “Independent origins of middle ear bones in monotremes and therians” (II). Science 309:1492; author reply 1492
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Bellott DW, Skaletsky H, Pyntikova T, et al (2010) Convergent evolution of chicken Z and human X chromosomes by expansion and gene acquisition. Nature 466:612–616

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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Norwitz ER, Belfort MA, Saade GR, Miller H (2010) Obstetric Clinical Algorithms: Management and Evidence. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
An edited book
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Sadeghi A-R (2013) Financial Cryptography and Data Security: 17th International Conference, FC 2013, Okinawa, Japan, April 1-5, 2013, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Delahay JN, Lauerman WC (2011) Children’s Orthopedics. In: Wiesel SW, Delahay JN (eds) Essentials of Orthopedic Surgery. Springer, New York, NY, pp 173–251

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 NanoEthics.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2014) What’s The Real Deal About The Atacama “Alien”? In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/what’s-real-deal-about-atacama-alien/. 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 (1978) The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Organization Organic Act. 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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Cannon JR (2012) Microwave-supported acid hydrolysis for proteomics. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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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Pilon M (2014) Baton in This Race Is the Conductor’s. New York Times B10

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 titleNanoEthics
AbbreviationNanoethics
ISSN (print)1871-4757
ISSN (online)1871-4765
ScopeHistory and Philosophy of Science
Philosophy
Management of Technology and Innovation
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Sociology and Political Science

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