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
Macilwain C. Beware of backroom deals in the name of “science.” Nature 2014;508:289.
A journal article with 2 authors
Matsumoto Y, Maller JL. Calcium, calmodulin, and CaMKII requirement for initiation of centrosome duplication in Xenopus egg extracts. Science 2002;295:499–502.
A journal article with 3 authors
O’D Alexander CM, Boss AP, Carlson RW. The early evolution of the inner solar system: a meteoritic perspective. Science 2001;293:64–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Huang Y-K, Chen S-C, Ho Y-H, Lin C-Y, Lin M-F. Feature-rich magnetic quantization in sliding bilayer graphenes. Sci Rep 2014;4:7509.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kimball R, Ross M. The Kimball Group Reader. Indianapolis, IN, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2015.
An edited book
Wang J, editor. Proceedings of the First Symposium on Aviation Maintenance and Management-Volume I. vol. 296. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
Owen LA. Himalayan Landscapes of India. In: Kale VS, editor. Landscapes and Landforms of India, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2014, p. 41–52.

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
Fang J. New Armor Makes Batteries Safe to Swallow. IFLScience 2014.


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
Government Accountability Office. Intercity Passenger and Freight Rail: Better Data and Communication of Uncertainties Can Help Decision Makers Understand Benefits and Trade-offs of Programs and Policies. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2011.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Dooling SM. Like A Unicorn in Captivity. Doctoral dissertation. University of Maryland, College Park, 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
Greenhouse L. Clues to the New Dynamic on the Supreme Court. New York Times 2007:A11.

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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