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]
Skinner L. Climate change. A long view on climate sensitivity. Science 2012;337:917–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Felfly H, Klein OD. Sprouty genes regulate proliferation and survival of human embryonic stem cells. Sci Rep 2013;3:2277.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Allen AP, Brown JH, Gillooly JF. Global biodiversity, biochemical kinetics, and the energetic-equivalence rule. Science 2002;297:1545–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Kurs A, Karalis A, Moffatt R, Joannopoulos JD, Fisher P, Soljacic M. Wireless power transfer via strongly coupled magnetic resonances. Science 2007;317:83–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Karmakar NC, Kalansuriya P, Azim RE, Koswatta R. Chipless Radio Frequency Identification Reader Signal Processing. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2016.
An edited book
[1]
Elomaa T, Mannila H, Orponen P, editors. Algorithms and Applications: Essays Dedicated to Esko Ukkonen on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday. vol. 6060. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Dvorkin EN, Toscano RG. Collapse and Post-Collapse Behavior of Deepwater Pipelines with Buckle Arrestors: Cross-Over Mechanisms. In: Toscano RG, editor. Finite Element Analysis of the Collapse and Post-Collapse Behavior of Steel Pipes: Applications to the Oil Industry, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013, p. 71–86.

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]
Andrews R. Distant Super-Earth Exoplanet Has A Climate Perfect For Simple Life. IFLScience 2016.

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. Small Business: Proposed Amendments to the Small Business Innovation Research Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Raines JR. Exploring differences in teacher attitudes and instructional strategies between traditional and block schedule high schools: A comparison of two large schools. Doctoral dissertation. Lindenwood University, 2010.

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]
Crow K. When the City Says Show Me, It Means It. New York Times 2002:146.

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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