How to format your references using the Rendiconti Lincei citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Rendiconti Lincei. 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
Taylor WR (2000) A deeply knotted protein structure and how it might fold. Nature 406:916–919
A journal article with 2 authors
Pearse A-M, Swift K (2006) Allograft theory: transmission of devil facial-tumour disease. Nature 439:549
A journal article with 3 authors
Klahr D, Zimmerman C, Jirout J (2011) Educational interventions to advance children’s scientific thinking. Science 333:971–975
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Qiu X, Deorani P, Narayanapillai K, et al (2014) Angular and temperature dependence of current induced spin-orbit effective fields in Ta/CoFeB/MgO nanowires. Sci Rep 4:4491

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
German Geotechnical Society (2012) Recommendations for Design and Analysis of Earth Structures using Geosynthetic Reinforcements - EBGEO. Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin, Germany
An edited book
Bailey A (2014) Hume’s Critique of Religion: “Sick Men’s Dreams.” Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Tsai FS, Chen Y, Chan KL (2007) Probabilistic Techniques for Corporate Blog Mining. In: Washio T, Zhou Z-H, Huang JZ, et al. (eds) Emerging Technologies in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining: PAKDD 2007 International Workshops Nanjing, China, May 22-25, 2007 Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 35–44

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 Rendiconti Lincei.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) Scientists Discover How Mantis Shrimp Claws Balance Form And Function. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/scientists-discover-how-mantis-shrimp-claws-balance-form-and-functio/. Accessed 30 Oct 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
Government Accountability Office (2007) Information Technology: FBI Following a Number of Key Acquisition Practices on New Case Management System but Improvements Still Needed. 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
Al-Alawadhi F (2014) Oral History of Women Educators in Kuwait: A Comparative Model of Care Ethics Between Noddings and Al-Ghazali. Doctoral dissertation, University of Cincinnati

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
Grynbaum MM, Steel E (2017) Fox News, Pledging New Culture, Ousts Another Symbol of Old One. New York Times A1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Taylor 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Taylor 2000; Pearse and Swift 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Pearse and Swift 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Qiu et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleRendiconti Lincei
ISSN (print)2037-4631
ISSN (online)1720-0776
ScopeGeneral Agricultural and Biological Sciences
General Earth and Planetary Sciences
General Environmental Science

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