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]
Macilwain C. Green Bank dish may be last of the giants. Nature 2000;406:816.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Que L Jr, Tolman WB. Biologically inspired oxidation catalysis. Nature 2008;455:333–40.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Gilman RT, Nuismer SL, Jhwueng D-C. Coevolution in multidimensional trait space favours escape from parasites and pathogens. Nature 2012;483:328–30.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Farsalinos KE, Spyrou A, Tsimopoulou K, Stefopoulos C, Romagna G, Voudris V. Nicotine absorption from electronic cigarette use: comparison between first and new-generation devices. Sci Rep 2014;4:4133.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Hübschmann H-J. Handbook of GC-MS. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2015.
An edited book
[1]
Bartl R. Osteoporosis: Diagnosis, Prevention, Therapy. Second Revised Edition. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Brézillon P. A Context-Centered Architecture for Intelligent Assistant Systems. In: Faucher C, Jain LC, editors. Innovations in Intelligent Machines-4: Recent Advances in Knowledge Engineering, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014, p. 103–27.

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]
Carpineti A. Galactic Alignment Happened Just After The Dawn Of The Universe. IFLScience 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/space/galactic-alignment-happened-just-after-the-dawn-of-the-universe/ (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. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education: Survey of Federal Programs (GAO-12-110SP, January 2012), an E-supplement to GAO-12-108. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2012.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Brecese JA. Out of Our Depth: Hyper-Extensionality and the Return of Three-Dimensional Media. Doctoral dissertation. University of South Florida, 2012.

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]
Crow K. Teaching Tour Guides the Trivia Behind the Trivia. New York Times 2001:144.

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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