How to format your references using the Sexologies citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Sexologies. 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
Goldston D. Financial planning. Nature. 2008 Aug 7;454(7205):680.
A journal article with 2 authors
Yasunaga M, Matsumura Y. Role of SLC6A6 in promoting the survival and multidrug resistance of colorectal cancer. Sci Rep. 2014 Apr 30;4:4852.
A journal article with 3 authors
Smith DE, Zuber MT, Neumann GA. Seasonal variations of snow depth on Mars. Science. 2001 Dec 7;294(5549):2141–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Tzedakis PC, Lawson IT, Frogley MR, Hewitt GM, Preece RC. Buffered tree population changes in a quaternary refugium: evolutionary implications. Science. 2002 Sep 20;297(5589):2044–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ahmad SR, Cartwright M. Laser Ignition of Energetic Materials. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
Becerra HM. Visual Control of Wheeled Mobile Robots: Unifying Vision and Control in Generic Approaches. Sagüés C, editor. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014. (Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics; vol. 103).
A chapter in an edited book
Wade WG. Characterisation of the human oral microbiome and metagenome. In: Watanabe M, Okuno O, Sasaki K, Takahashi N, Suzuki O, Takada H, editors. Interface Oral Health Science 2007: Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium for Interface Oral Health Science, Held in Sendai, Japan, Between 18 and 19 February, 2007. Tokyo: Springer Japan; 2007. p. 43–51.

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 Sexologies.

Blog post
Andrew E. Creating Dinosaurs: Why Jurassic World Could Never Work [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/creating-dinosaurs-why-jurassic-world-could-never-work/

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. Selection, Negotiation, and Award of Certain Contracts, NASA. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1969 Mar. Report No.: 092718.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Watkins JJ. Victor Echo Tango (VET) Support Services Inc [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2017.

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
THEODORE HERMANBONNIE BURKEDANIEL ROTHFRANKLIN L. TOWBERMARK ARONOFFKATHLEEN KELLY(Prof.) HOWARD A. SCARROWSTEPHEN JOEL TRACHTENBERG. Letters; America’s Burden in the Afghanistan Crisis Impotence in the Face of Soviet Aggression Let Russian Commerce Have an Ice-Free Port Set for San Juan Hill? The Sounds Of Mandarin Sex and the Monarchy A Single-Issue Party’s Clout Errant Philanthropy. New York Times. 1980 Feb 3;The Week In ReviewE20.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Goldston 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Goldston 2008; Yasunaga and Matsumura 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Yasunaga and Matsumura 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Tzedakis et al. 2002)

About the journal

Full journal titleSexologies
ISSN (print)1158-1360
ScopeObstetrics and Gynaecology
Psychology (miscellaneous)

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