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
Schiermeier, Q., 2000. Review panel assails Brussels research bureaucracy. Nature 406, 336.
A journal article with 2 authors
Pennycook, S.J., Kalinin, S.V., 2014. Microscopy: Hasten high resolution. Nature 515, 487–488.
A journal article with 3 authors
Brosco, V., Ying, Z.-J., Lorenzana, J., 2013. Exact exchange-correlation potential of an ionic Hubbard model with a free surface. Sci. Rep. 3, 2172.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Fromme, J.C., Banerjee, A., Huang, S.J., Verdine, G.L., 2004. Structural basis for removal of adenine mispaired with 8-oxoguanine by MutY adenine DNA glycosylase. Nature 427, 652–656.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hannam, J., 2017. What Everyone Needs to Know about Tax. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Dana, L.-P., Ramadani, V. (Eds.), 2015. Family Businesses in Transition Economies: Management, Succession and Internationalization. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Hillebrenner, M.G., Chen, E.A., Faris, O.P., O’Callaghan, K.M., 2009. The FDA Perspective on Heart Failure Devices, in: Maisel, W.H. (Ed.), Device Therapy in Heart Failure. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, pp. 89–117.

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
Andrew, E., 2015. What Are Allergies And Why Are We Getting More Of Them? [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, 1998. Rural Utilities Service: Opportunities to Operate Electricity and Telecommunications Loan Programs More Effectively (No. RCED-98-42). 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
Salifu, A., 2008. Names that prick: Royal praise names in Dagbon, northern Ghana (Doctoral dissertation). Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

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
Oestreich, J.R., 2016. Back After Injuries, a Baritone Is Strong but a Production Less So. New York Times C2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Schiermeier, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Pennycook and Kalinin, 2014; Schiermeier, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Pennycook and Kalinin, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Fromme et al., 2004)

About the journal

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

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