How to format your references using the Resuscitation citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Resuscitation. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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]
Bindschadler R. Climate change. Hitting the ice sheets where it hurts. Science 2006;311:1720–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Chen IW, Wang XH. Sintering dense nanocrystalline ceramics without final-stage grain growth. Nature 2000;404:168–71.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Li X, Schuler MA, Berenbaum MR. Jasmonate and salicylate induce expression of herbivore cytochrome P450 genes. Nature 2002;419:712–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Maira SM, Galetic I, Brazil DP, Kaech S, Ingley E, Thelen M, et al. Carboxyl-terminal modulator protein (CTMP), a negative regulator of PKB/Akt and v-Akt at the plasma membrane. Science 2001;294:374–80.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
James L. Sustainability Footprints in SMEs. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2014.
An edited book
[1]
Krishnamachari B, Murphy AL, Trigoni N, editors. Wireless Sensor Networks: 11th European Conference, EWSN 2014, Oxford, UK, February 17-19, 2014, Proceedings. vol. 8354. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Tilley-Lubbs GA. Good Intentions Pave the Road to Hierarchy. In: Tilley-Lubbs GA, Calva SB, editors. Re-Telling Our Stories: Critical Autoethnographic Narratives, Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2016, p. 51–67.

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 Resuscitation.

Blog post
[1]
Luntz S. Desert-Dwelling Elephants Have A Unique Culture But Common Genetics. 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. Tax Information Safeguard Activity Annual Report. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1984.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Rodriguez J. Viviendo en las sombras: Examining the educational experiences of undocumented immigrant Latino students in a public secondary school setting. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 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]
Hartocollis A. Doctor Who Worked on Rivers Steps Down From Post at Medical Clinic. New York Times 2014:A15.

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 titleResuscitation
AbbreviationResuscitation
ISSN (print)0300-9572
ScopeCardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Emergency

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