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
Farokhzad, O.C., 2015. Nanotechnology: Platelet mimicry. Nature 526, 47–48.
A journal article with 2 authors
Li, R., Wang, Y., 2013. Neural mechanism for sensing fast motion in dim light. Sci. Rep. 3, 3159.
A journal article with 3 authors
Holman, K.T., Pivovar, A.M., Ward, M.D., 2001. Engineering crystal symmetry and polar order in molecular host frameworks. Science 294, 1907–1911.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Ostoja Starzewski, K.A., Younkin, T.R., Connor, E.F., Henderson, J.I., Friedrich, S.K., Grubbs, R.H., Bansleben, D.A., 2000. Scope of olefin polymerization nickel catalysts. Science 288, 1749–1751.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Gerardi, M.H., 2010. Troubleshooting the Sequencing Batch Reactor. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Feldman, E.L., 2014. Atlas of Neuromuscular Diseases: A Practical Guideline, 2nd ed. 2014. ed. Springer, Vienna.
A chapter in an edited book
Davis, A.B., 2006. Effective Propagation Kernels in Structured Media with Broad Spatial Correlations, Illustration with Large-Scale Transport of Solar Photons Through Cloudy Atmospheres, in: Graziani, F. (Ed.), Computational Methods in Transport: Granlibakken 2004, Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 85–140.

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
Fang, J., 2015. Supermassive Black Holes May Cause Host Galaxies to Die Young [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, 1974. Restructured Neighborhood Youth Corps Out-of-School Program in Urban Areas (No. B-130515). 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
Li, X., 2009. Graph-based learning for information systems (Doctoral dissertation). University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

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
Gustines, G.G., 2013. Miles to Go Before He Sings. New York Times MB2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Farokhzad, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Farokhzad, 2015; Li and Wang, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Li and Wang, 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Ostoja Starzewski et al., 2000)

About the journal

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

Other styles