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]
Alberts B. Editor’s Note. Science 2011.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Zhang L, Doudna JA. Structural insights into group II intron catalysis and branch-site selection. Science 2002;295:2084–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Kearns M, Suri S, Montfort N. An experimental study of the coloring problem on human subject networks. Science 2006;313:824–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Calford MB, Chino YM, Das A, Eysel UT, Gilbert CD, Heinen SJ, et al. Neuroscience: rewiring the adult brain. Nature 2005;438:E3; discussion E3-4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG. Funding Atlas 2012. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Montani S, Jain LC, editors. Successful Case-based Reasoning Applications-2. vol. 494. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Paris M, Perrard C, Lutz P. A Generic Approach for a Micro Parts Feeding System. In: Ratchev S, editor. Precision Assembly Technologies for Mini and Micro Products: Proceedings of the IFIP TC5 WG5.5 Third International Precision Assembly Seminar (IPAS ’2006), 19–21 February 2006, Bad Hofgastein, Austria, Boston, MA: Springer US; 2006, p. 43–52.

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
[1]
Andrew E. Scientists Engineer Bacteria To Produce A Renewable Biofuel. IFLScience 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/scientists-engineer-bacteria-produce-renewable-biofuel/ (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. Information Technology: Census Bureau Needs to Implement Key Management Practices. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2012.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Huang J. Multispectral Imaging of Skin Oxygenation. Doctoral dissertation. Ohio State 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]
Verghese A. Worried Sick. New York Times 2014:MM13.

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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