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]
Bertrand G. Chemistry. The modest undressing of a silicon center. Science 2004;305:783–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Zegerman P, Diffley JFX. Phosphorylation of Sld2 and Sld3 by cyclin-dependent kinases promotes DNA replication in budding yeast. Nature 2007;445:281–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Oldroyd GED, Harrison MJ, Paszkowski U. Reprogramming plant cells for endosymbiosis. Science 2009;324:753–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Marshall BT, Long M, Piper JW, Yago T, McEver RP, Zhu C. Direct observation of catch bonds involving cell-adhesion molecules. Nature 2003;423:190–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Yang H, Lee EK. Healthcare Analytics: From Data to Knowledge to Healthcare Improvement. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
[1]
Marsden JE. Hamiltonian Reduction by Stages. vol. 1913. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Martin TA. Tight junctions and metastasis of breast cancer. In: Mansel RE, Fodstad O, Jiang WG, editors. Metastasis of Breast Cancer, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2007, p. 77–110.

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]
Hale T. Incredible Video Shows Floating Fire Ant Raft In The South Carolina Floods. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/incredible-video-shows-floating-fire-ant-raft-south-carolina-floods/ (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. Comments on CRS Direct Loan Report. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1993.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Le CT. Academic performance of college students as related to depression from stress. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2013.

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]
Kishkovsky S. David Sarkisyan, 62, Moscow Preservationist. New York Times 2010:A25.

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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