How to format your references using the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global open. citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global open.. 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
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Ando K. Materials science. Seeking room-temperature ferromagnetic semiconductors. Science. 2006;312(5782):1883-1885.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Zatorre R, McGill J. Music, the food of neuroscience? Nature. 2005;434(7031):312-315.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Nederbragt AJ, van Loon AE, Dictus WJAG. Evolutionary biology: hedgehog crosses the snail’s midline. Nature. 2002;417(6891):811-812.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Lauterbach MA, Guillon M, Soltani A, Emiliani V. STED microscope with spiral phase contrast. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2050.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Diamond D. Trading as a Business. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2015.
An edited book
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Massacci F, Wallach D, Zannone N, eds. Engineering Secure Software and Systems: Second International Symposium, ESSoS 2010, Pisa, Italy, February 3-4, 2010. Proceedings. Vol 5965. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
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Hsiao C-P, Johnson BR. TiMBA – Tangible User Interface for Model Building and Analysis. In: Jacko JA, ed. Human-Computer Interaction. Interaction Techniques and Environments: 14th International Conference, HCI International 2011, Orlando, FL, USA, July 9-14, 2011, Proceedings, Part II. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011:43-52.

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 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global open..

Blog post
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Fang J. Curiosity Captures Clouds on Mars. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/curiosity-captures-clouds-mars/. Published September 8, 2014. 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
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Government Accountability Office. District of Columbia Public Schools: Status of Fiscal Year 1998 Roof Projects. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Schwarcz-Besson P. The Field in Psychoanalytic Research Methodology. 2017.

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
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Kelly SR. A Better Way to Fix the Border. New York Times. January 13, 2017:A27.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titlePlastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global open.
AbbreviationPlast. Reconstr. Surg. Glob. Open
ISSN (online)2169-7574
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