How to format your references using the Radiation Physics and Chemistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Radiation Physics and Chemistry. 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
Willyard, C., 2010. Tiny steps towards an HIV vaccine. Nature 466, S8.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ernst, M.O., Banks, M.S., 2002. Humans integrate visual and haptic information in a statistically optimal fashion. Nature 415, 429–433.
A journal article with 3 authors
Song, T.-R.A., Helmberger, D.V., Grand, S.P., 2004. Low-velocity zone atop the 410-km seismic discontinuity in the northwestern United States. Nature 427, 530–533.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Daniel, C., Full, J., González, L., Lupulescu, C., Manz, J., Merli, A., Vajda, S., Wöste, L., 2003. Deciphering the reaction dynamics underlying optimal control laser fields. Science 299, 536–539.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wolf, K.H., Barnes, R., 2010. VoIP Emergency Calling. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Ichikawa, H., Cho, W.-D., Satoh, I., Youn, H.Y. (Eds.), 2007. Ubiquitous Computing Systems: 4th International Symposium, UCS 2007, Tokyo, Japan, November 25-28, 2007. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Mayerhofer, T., Langer, P., Wimmer, M., Kappel, G., 2013. xMOF: Executable DSMLs Based on fUML, in: Erwig, M., Paige, R.F., Wyk, E.V. (Eds.), Software Language Engineering: 6th International Conference, SLE 2013, Indianapolis, IN, USA, October 26-28, 2013. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 56–75.

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 Physics and Chemistry.

Blog post
Fang, J., 2015. NASA’s 10-Engine Aircraft Takes Off Like a Helicopter, Flies Like a Plane [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (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, 1999. Transportation Infrastructure: Better Data Needed to Rate the Nation’s Highway Conditions (No. RCED-99-264). 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
Caballero Suarez, O.L., 2008. Effects of ion correlations in high density plasmas: Neutrino scattering and transport properties in supernovae and neutron star crusts (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
Vecsey, G., 2014. An Announcement Hits the Right Note. New York Times B21.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Fisk, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Appel, 2011; Brenner, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Ernst and Banks, 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Schön et al., 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleRadiation Physics and Chemistry
AbbreviationRadiat. Phys. Chem. Oxf. Engl. 1993
ISSN (print)0969-806X
ScopeRadiation

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