How to format your references using the Radiation Measurements citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Radiation Measurements. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Lenski, R.E., 2001. Genetics and evolution. Come fly, and leave the baggage behind. Science 294, 533–534.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chittka, L., Peng, F., 2013. Neuroscience. Caffeine boosts bees’ memories. Science 339, 1157–1159.
A journal article with 3 authors
Srinivasan, V., Pierik, A.J., Lill, R., 2014. Crystal structures of nucleotide-free and glutathione-bound mitochondrial ABC transporter Atm1. Science 343, 1137–1140.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Ku, Z., Rong, Y., Xu, M., Liu, T., Han, H., 2013. Full printable processed mesoscopic CH₃NH₃PbI₃/TiO₂ heterojunction solar cells with carbon counter electrode. Sci. Rep. 3, 3132.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ishiyama, J.T., 2011. Comparative Politics. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK.
An edited book
Atef, M., 2016. Optoelectronic Circuits in Nanometer CMOS Technology, 1st ed. 2016. ed, Springer Series in Advanced Microelectronics. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Dominitz, A., Angenent, S., Tannenbaum, A., 2008. On the Computation of Optimal Transport Maps Using Gradient Flows and Multiresolution Analysis, in: Blondel, V.D., Boyd, S.P., Kimura, H. (Eds.), Recent Advances in Learning and Control, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences. Springer, London, pp. 65–78.

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 Radiation Measurements.

Blog post
Davis, J., 2016. Ancient Cemetery Found Just A Stone’s Throw From Stonehenge [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 1992. Air Traffic Control: Status of FAA’s Modernization Program (No. RCED-92-136BR). 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
Cong, M., 2015. Predictive models of cytotoxicity as mediated by exposure to environmental toxicants and drugs (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Greenhouse, L., 2007. Supreme Court to Address State Tax Breaks for Bonds. New York Times C3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lenski, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Chittka and Peng, 2013; Lenski, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Chittka and Peng, 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Ku et al., 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleRadiation Measurements
AbbreviationRadiat. Meas.
ISSN (print)1350-4487

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