How to format your references using the REACH - Reviews in Human Space Exploration citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for REACH - Reviews in Human Space Exploration. 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]
Dalton R. US court slashes damages in polymerase-beta theft case. Nature 2000;407:824.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
MacInnis BL, Campenot RB. Retrograde support of neuronal survival without retrograde transport of nerve growth factor. Science 2002;295:1536–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Bradley J, Reuter D, Frings S. Facilitation of calmodulin-mediated odor adaptation by cAMP-gated channel subunits. Science 2001;294:2176–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Wei D, Li H-O, Cao G, Luo G, Zheng Z-X, Tu T, et al. Tuning inter-dot tunnel coupling of an etched graphene double quantum dot by adjacent metal gates. Sci Rep 2013;3:3175.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Dao TT, Ho Ba Tho M-C. Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
[1]
Papantonopoulos E, editor. Physics of Black Holes: A Guided Tour. vol. 769. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Shen G, Xie Z. Wi-Fi RSS Based Indoor Positioning Using a Probabilistic Reduced Estimator. In: Yoshida T, Kou G, Skowron A, Cao J, Hacid H, Zhong N, editors. Active Media Technology: 9th International Conference, AMT 2013, Maebashi, Japan, October 29-31, 2013, Proceedings, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2013, p. 46–55.

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 - Reviews in Human Space Exploration.

Blog post
[1]
Fang J. Earth-like Soils on Mars Suggest Microbial Life. IFLScience 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/space/earth-soils-mars-suggest-microbial-life/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

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. Better Management and More Resources Needed To Strengthen Federal Efforts To Improve Pregnancy Outcome. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1980.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Amanoua KP. Langue et identité dans les milieux populaires québécois et antillais. Doctoral dissertation. University of Louisiana, 2014.

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]
Greenhouse L. Oral Dissents Give Ginsburg A New Voice. New York Times 2007:A1.

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 - Reviews in Human Space Exploration
ISSN (print)2352-3093
ScopeAerospace Engineering
Medicine (miscellaneous)
Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
Radiation
Human Factors and Ergonomics

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