How to format your references using the Netherlands Heart Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Netherlands Heart Journal (Neth Heart J). 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. Gavaghan H. Europe seeks solution to bioinformatics shortfall. Nature. 2000;404:687–8.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Tarasov L, Peltier WR. Arctic freshwater forcing of the Younger Dryas cold reversal. Nature. 2005;435:662–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Miake J, Marbán E, Nuss HB. Biological pacemaker created by gene transfer. Nature. 2002;419:132–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Moon SH, Park SJ, Hwang YJ, Lee D-K, Cho Y, Kim D-W, et al. Printable, wide band-gap chalcopyrite thin films for power generating window applications. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4408.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Voldman SH. ESD. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2006.
An edited book
1. Tkacz E, Kapczynski A, editors. Internet – Technical Development and Applications. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Andrés B, Poler R, Hernández JE. An Operational Planning Solution for SMEs in Collaborative and Non-Hierarchical Networks. In: Hernández JE, Liu S, Delibašić B, Zaraté P, Dargam F, Ribeiro R, editors. Decision Support Systems II - Recent Developments Applied to DSS Network Environments: Euro Working Group Workshop, EWG-DSS 2012, Liverpool, UK, April 12-13, 2012, and Vilnius, Lithuania, July 8-11, 2012, Revised Selected and Extended Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013. p. 46–56.

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 Netherlands Heart Journal.

Blog post
1. Hamilton K. Watch SpaceX Launch Their Reusable Rocket LIVE [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/watch-spacex-falcon-9-launch-and-landing-attempt/

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. NOAA Fleet: Responses to Post-Hearing Questions. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1999 Mar. Report No.: GGD-99-60R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Widner CM. Top -dog to bottom -dog: A study of middle to high school transition and teachers’ philosophies and practices as applied to stage -environment fit theory [Doctoral dissertation]. [Minneapolis, MN]: Capella University; 2010.

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. Cohen P. Storms Lead Jobs to Fall; First Decline In 7 Years. New York Times. 2017 Oct 6;B1.

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 titleNetherlands Heart Journal
AbbreviationNeth. Heart J.
ISSN (print)1568-5888
ISSN (online)1876-6250
ScopeCardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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