How to format your references using the Oxymag citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Oxymag. 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]
Hill F. ASTRONOMY. Waves in the Sun’s core. Science 2007;316:1573–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Greene MJ, Gordon DM. Social insects: Cuticular hydrocarbons inform task decisions. Nature 2003;423:32.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Alexander JM, Diez JM, Levine JM. Novel competitors shape species’ responses to climate change. Nature 2015;525:515–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Ashrafi K, Chang FY, Watts JL, Fraser AG, Kamath RS, Ahringer J, et al. Genome-wide RNAi analysis of Caenorhabditis elegans fat regulatory genes. Nature 2003;421:268–72.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
New TR. Hymenoptera and Conservation. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Sourisseau J-M, editor. Family Farming and the Worlds to Come. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Lehavi A. Residential Communities in a Heterogeneous Society: The Case of Israel. In: Lehavi A, editor. Private Communities and Urban Governance: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 95–125.

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 Oxymag.

Blog post
[1]
Luntz S. Red Dwarves Have Surprisingly Slow Planetary Formation. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/space/red-dwarves-show-surprisingly-slow-planetary-formation/ (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. School District Claim to Department of Air Force. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1979.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Englebrecht KM. Healing the invisible wounds: A grant proposal for female veterans suffering from PTSD. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2012.

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]
Greenhouse L. Case of Texas Murderer Engrosses Supreme Court. New York Times 2007:A24.

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 titleOxymag
ISSN (print)0990-1310
ScopeEmergency Medicine
Emergency

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