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]
Landis CR. Organic chemistry. Construction and deconstruction of aldehydes by transfer hydroformylation. Science 2015;347:29–30.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Jones W, Klin A. Attention to eyes is present but in decline in 2-6-month-old infants later diagnosed with autism. Nature 2013;504:427–31.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Royer DL, Berner RA, Park J. Climate sensitivity constrained by CO2 concentrations over the past 420 million years. Nature 2007;446:530–2.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Gouin E, Egile C, Dehoux P, Villiers V, Adams J, Gertler F, et al. The RickA protein of Rickettsia conorii activates the Arp2/3 complex. Nature 2004;427:457–61.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Scott DW. Color Atlas of Farm Animal Dermatology. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd; 2008.
An edited book
[1]
Zhang H-G, editor. Emerging Concepts of Tumor Exosome–Mediated Cell-Cell Communication. New York, NY: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Fiore M, Devesas Campos M. The Algebra of Directed Acyclic Graphs. In: Coecke B, Ong L, Panangaden P, editors. Computation, Logic, Games, and Quantum Foundations. The Many Facets of Samson Abramsky: Essays Dedicated to Samson Abramsky on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013, p. 37–51.

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]
Hamilton K. Focus On Temperature Ignores Other Ways To Take The Planet’s Pulse. IFLScience 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/focus-on-temperature-ignores-other-ways-to-take-the-planets-pulse/ (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. School Finance: Options for Improving Measures of Effort and Equity in Title I. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1996.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Burke DM. Enhancing the patient safety culture of ABSN students through instruction on medical error recovery. Doctoral dissertation. Capella University, 2014.

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]
Walsh MW. Treasury Dept. Rejects Plan to Cut Benefits for Teamsters. New York Times 2016:B1.

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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