How to format your references using the REACH citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for REACH. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
[1]
Kaplan K. Unmasking the impostor. Nature 2009;459:468–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Hajnóczky G, Hoek JB. Cell signaling. Mitochondrial longevity pathways. Science 2007;315:607–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Dominici F, Greenstone M, Sunstein CR. Science and regulation. Particulate matter matters. Science 2014;344:257–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Qi B, Cong Q, Li P, Ma G, Guo X, Yeh J, et al. Ablation of Tak1 in osteoclast progenitor leads to defects in skeletal growth and bone remodeling in mice. Sci Rep 2014;4:7158.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Taylor CJ, Young PC, Chotai A. True Digital Control. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Zheng K, Li M, Jiang H, editors. Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services: 9th International Conference, MobiQuitous 2012, Beijing, China, December 12-14, 2012. Revised Selected Papers. vol. 120. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Moorman J, Yao ZQ, Bilsky EJ, Yin D. Opioid Receptor Antagonist-Mediated Signaling in the Immune System. In: Dean RL, Bilsky EJ, Negus SS, editors. Opiate Receptors and Antagonists: From Bench to Clinic, Totowa, NJ: Humana Press; 2009, p. 67–80.

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 REACH.

Blog post
[1]
Hale T. What Happens If You Put Red Hot Steel On A Frozen Lake? IFLScience 2017.

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. [Comments on H.R. 4086]. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1986.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Large KG. A study of Statewide Transfer and Articulation Reporting System (STARS) approved courses completed at an Alabama community college. Doctoral dissertation. Mississippi State University, 2008.

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
[1]
Barry E. Shaky Economy Dims Russian Prospects. New York Times 2008:A5.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleREACH
ISSN (print)2352-3093
ScopeAerospace Engineering
Medicine (miscellaneous)
Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
Radiation
Human Factors and Ergonomics

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