How to format your references using the Ocean Dynamics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Ocean Dynamics. 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
Metzger TH (2002) Applied physics. Squeezing x-ray photons. Science 297:205–206
A journal article with 2 authors
Goodall J, Pintea L (2010) Securing a future for chimpanzees. Nature 466:180–181
A journal article with 3 authors
Trail D, Watson EB, Tailby ND (2011) The oxidation state of Hadean magmas and implications for early Earth’s atmosphere. Nature 480:79–82
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Partridge EA, Le Roy C, Di Guglielmo GM, et al (2004) Regulation of cytokine receptors by Golgi N-glycan processing and endocytosis. Science 306:120–124

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Stoop I, Billiet J, Koch A, Fitzgerald R (2010) Improving Survey Response. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Bensalem S, Peled DA (eds) (2009) Runtime Verification: 9th International Workshop, RV 2009, Grenoble, France, June 26-28, 2009. Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Kiang TKL, Wilby KJ, Ensom MHH (2016) Clinical Drug-Drug Interaction Data: Effects of Co-administered Drugs on Pharmacokinetics of Antiretroviral Agents. In: Kiang TKL, Wilby KJ, Ensom MHH (eds) Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Drug Interactions Associated with Antiretroviral Drugs. Springer, Singapore, pp 43–78

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 Ocean Dynamics.

Blog post
Andrew E (2013) The Science of the Obesity Epidemic. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/science-obesity-epidemic/. Accessed 30 Oct 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
Government Accountability Office (1990) Aircraft Maintenance: Air Force Transferred and Eliminated Tasks to Address Funding Shortfalls. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Horn SW (2008) Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics of Accusative-Quotative Constructions in Japanese. Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State University

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
Sengupta S, Hubbard B (2017) Truce That Trump Announced at G-20 Survives Its First Day in Southwestern Syria. New York Times A6

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Metzger 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Metzger 2002, [CSL STYLE ERROR: reference with no printed form.]).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Goodall and Pintea 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Partridge et al. 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleOcean Dynamics
AbbreviationOcean Dyn.
ISSN (print)1616-7341
ISSN (online)1616-7228
ScopeOceanography

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