How to format your references using the Silence citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Silence. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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. Wigzell H. Science & Politics: when ministers are well primed. Nature. 2007;449:663.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Ruxin J, Habinshuti A. Crowd control in Rwanda. Nature. 2011;474:572–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Young IR, Zieger S, Babanin AV. Global trends in wind speed and wave height. Science. 2011;332:451–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Sancey L, Motto-Ros V, Busser B, Kotb S, Benoit JM, Piednoir A, et al. Laser spectrometry for multi-elemental imaging of biological tissues. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6065.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Kondrashov AS. Crumbling Genome. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
1. Mangioni G, Simini F, Uzzo SM, Wang D, editors. Complex Networks VI: Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Complex Networks CompleNet 2015. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Tan Y, Tang S. Two Approaches to Build UOV Variants with Shorter Private Key and Faster Signature Generation. In: Lin D, Wang X, Yung M, editors. Information Security and Cryptology: 11th International Conference, Inscrypt 2015, Beijing, China, November 1-3, 2015, Revised Selected Papers. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 57–74.

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 Silence.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Using the Power of Evolution to Treat Cancer. IFLScience. 2013.

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. Aviation Insurance: Federal Insurance Program Needs Improvements to Ensure Success. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1994.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Deise EC. Frame problems, Fodor’s challenge, and practical reason. Doctoral dissertation. University of Maryland, College Park; 2008.

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. Barron J. For Architect, Making A Calmer Restaurant Was Very Stressful. New York Times. 2017;:A21.

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 titleSilence
ISSN (print)1758-907X
Scope

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