How to format your references using the Natural Gas Industry B citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Natural Gas Industry B. 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
[1]
Goldston D. Time to stop relying on things past. Nature 2012;492:313.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Dye C, Raviglione M. Perspective: Weigh all TB risks. Nature 2013;502:S13.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Powell A, Shennan S, Thomas MG. Late Pleistocene demography and the appearance of modern human behavior. Science 2009;324:1298–301.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Myers RA, Levin SA, Lande R, James FC, Murdoch WW, Paine RT. Ecology. Hatcheries and endangered salmon. Science 2004;303:1980.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Cannon CM. An Executive’s Guide to Fundraising Operations. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
[1]
Kyosev Y, editor. Recent Developments in Braiding and Narrow Weaving. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Peterson CM, Menias CO, Siegel CL. Imaging of the Male Urethra. In: Brandes SB, editor. Urethral Reconstructive Surgery, Totowa, NJ: Humana Press; 2008, p. 29–42.

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 Natural Gas Industry B.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew D. Our Experiments Taught Us Why People Troll. IFLScience 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/our-experiments-taught-us-why-people-troll/ (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. Air Traffic Control: FAA Enhanced the Controller-in-Charge Program, but More Comprehensive Evaluation is Needed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2001.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Keep AW. A nanopass framework for commercial compiler development. Doctoral dissertation. Indiana University, 2013.

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]
Walsh MW, Cooper M. Recommendations for State and National Policy Makers. New York Times 2012:A3.

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 titleNatural Gas Industry B
ISSN (print)2352-8540
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