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]
Narasimha R. Sines in terse verse. Nature 2001;414:851.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Irvine RF, Denton RM. Cell biology. Pyro-technic control of metabolism. Science 2011;334:770–1.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Brown T, Sibbett W, Wright EM. Laser physics. Getting to grips with light. Science 2001;293:1265–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Hu J, Wang D, Li J, Jing G, Ning K, Xu J. Genome-wide identification of transcription factors and transcription-factor binding sites in oleaginous microalgae Nannochloropsis. Sci Rep 2014;4:5454.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Sedivy J, Carlson G. Sold on Language. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2011.
An edited book
[1]
Afsarmanesh H, Camarinha-Matos LM, Lucas Soares A, editors. Collaboration in a Hyperconnected World: 17th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2016, Porto, Portugal, October 3-5, 2016, Proceedings. vol. 480. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Schröder J. The Concept and Means of Legal Interpretation in the 18th Century. In: Morigiwa Y, Stolleis M, Halperin J-L, editors. Interpretation of Law in the Age of Enlightenment: From the Rule of the King to the Rule of Law, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2011, p. 91–105.

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]
Fang J. Black Holes May Collapse Into Their Exact Opposites: White Holes. IFLScience 2014.

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. An Empty Pump Down the Road? Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
O’Connor CS. Measurement of Dispersion and Attenuation in Granular Media using a Filter-Correlation Method. Doctoral dissertation. University of Louisiana, 2015.

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]
Wagner J. Cubs Slugger Admits He May Cry Over His Unlikely Return to Action. New York Times 2016: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 titleNatural Gas Industry B
ISSN (print)2352-8540
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