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
Lawler A (2000) SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION: A More Cautious NASA Sets Plans for Mars. Science 290:915a–6a
A journal article with 2 authors
Kuwahara H, Gao X (2013) Stochastic effects as a force to increase the complexity of signaling networks. Sci Rep 3:2297
A journal article with 3 authors
Baarlink C, Wang H, Grosse R (2013) Nuclear actin network assembly by formins regulates the SRF coactivator MAL. Science 340:864–867
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Takahashi H, Igawa K, Arii K, et al (2008) Superconductivity at 43 K in an iron-based layered compound LaO(1-x)F(x)FeAs. Nature 453:376–378

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Khanlari R, Fard MS (2015) FIDIC Plant and Design-Build Form of Contract Illustrated. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Damiani E, Jeong J, Howlett RJ, Jain LC (eds) (2009) New Directions in Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services - 2. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Phan TN, Küng J, Dang TK (2014) An Efficient Similarity Search in Large Data Collections with MapReduce. In: Dang TK, Wagner R, Neuhold E, et al. (eds) Future Data and Security Engineering: First International Conference, FDSE 2014, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, November 19-21, 2014, Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 44–57

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
Andrews R (2017) 83 Percent Of Us Will Suffer From A Mental Disorder, According To Study. In: IFLScience. 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 (2005) Student Aid And Postsecondary Tax Preferences: Limited Research Exists on Effectiveness of Tools to Assist Students and Families through Title IV Student Aid and Tax Preferences. 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
Smith SM (2017) The Relationship Between Political Affiliation and Student Achievement in the Areas of Reading and Mathematics, with Respect to Black Students. Doctoral dissertation, Lindenwood University

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
Takei G (2017) A Place Called Manzanar. New York Times A23

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lawler 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Lawler 2000; Kuwahara and Gao 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Kuwahara and Gao 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Takahashi et al. 2008)

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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