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
1.
Goodman S. Getting mobile in Europe. Nature. 2004;427(6977):868-869.
A journal article with 2 authors
1.
Mattaj IW, Tocchini-Valentini GP. Laying solid foundations for Europe. Nature. 2007;447(7143):377-378.
A journal article with 3 authors
1.
Bouchard MJ, Wang LH, Schneider RJ. Calcium signaling by HBx protein in hepatitis B virus DNA replication. Science. 2001;294(5550):2376-2378.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1.
Yu Y-C, Bultje RS, Wang X, Shi S-H. Specific synapses develop preferentially among sister excitatory neurons in the neocortex. Nature. 2009;458(7237):501-504.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1.
Gleeson K. The Personal Efficiency Program. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2008.
An edited book
1.
Nicholson W, Baptiste-Roberts K, eds. Obesity During Pregnancy in Clinical Practice. Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
1.
Quoos M, Pozniak-Koszalka I, Koszalka L, Kasprzak A. Multiple Classifier System with Metaheuristic Algorithms. In: Gervasi O, Murgante B, Misra S, et al., eds. Computational Science and Its Applications -- ICCSA 2015: 15th International Conference, Banff, AB, Canada, June 22-25, 2015, Proceedings, Part II. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing; 2015:43-54.

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
1.
Luntz S. Clues To Ancient Meteor Impacts Found. IFLScience.

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 Lunch: Modifications Needed to Some of the New Nutrition Standards. U.S. Government Printing Office; 2013.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1.
Anderson A. Scribblins. Published online 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.
Wagner J. Cabrera Puts End to Wild Game With 1 1th-Inning Homer. New York Times. September 23, 2016:B9.

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
Scope

Other styles