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
von Hippel, P.H., 2004. Biochemistry. Completing the view of transcriptional regulation. Science 305, 350–352.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lee, D., Seo, J., 2014. Three-dimensionally networked graphene hydroxide with giant pores and its application in supercapacitors. Sci. Rep. 4, 7419.
A journal article with 3 authors
Pascalis, O., de Haan, M., Nelson, C.A., 2002. Is face processing species-specific during the first year of life? Science 296, 1321–1323.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Valle, M., Gillet, R., Kaur, S., Henne, A., Ramakrishnan, V., Frank, J., 2003. Visualizing tmRNA entry into a stalled ribosome. Science 300, 127–130.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hens, H., 2012. Applied Building Physics. Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin, Germany.
An edited book
Carrara, S. (Ed.), 2011. Nano-Bio-Sensing. Springer, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Heggernes, P., van ’t Hof, P., Lévêque, B., Lokshtanov, D., Paul, C., 2012. Contracting Graphs to Paths and Trees, in: Marx, D., Rossmanith, P. (Eds.), Parameterized and Exact Computation: 6th International Symposium, IPEC 2011, Saarbrücken, Germany, September 6-8, 2011. Revised Selected Papers, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 55–66.

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
Luntz, S., 2015. Pluto’s Moons Are In “Absolute Chaos” [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL https://www.iflscience.com/space/moons-chaos/ (accessed 10.30.18).

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
Government Accountability Office, 1995. Cost Factors in CARE Act Formulas (No. HEHS-95-256R). 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
Stangl, B.L., 2010. The mediation of cognitive task performance in post-menopausal women: An examination of the effects of DHEA upon cognition (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Kenigsberg, B., 2017. Sex Doll. New York Times C14.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (von Hippel, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (von Hippel, 2004, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Lee and Seo, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Valle et al., 2003)

About the journal

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

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