How to format your references using the Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy. 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
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Smith C (2004) Running interference on the genome. Nature 428:225
A journal article with 2 authors
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Anderson MC, Green C (2001) Suppressing unwanted memories by executive control. Nature 410:366–369
A journal article with 3 authors
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Lavrov AN, Komiya S, Ando Y (2002) Magnetic shape-memory effects in a crystal. Nature 418:385–386
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Liu T, DeCostanzo AJ, Liu X, et al (2001) G protein signaling from activated rat frizzled-1 to the beta-catenin-Lef-Tcf pathway. Science 292:1718–1722

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Rassool GH (2010) Addiction for Nurses. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
An edited book
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Castro Solano A (2014) Positive Psychology in Latin America. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
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Dürr D, Teufel S (2009) Brownian motion. In: Dürr D (ed) Bohmian Mechanics: The Physics and Mathematics of Quantum Theory. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 109–119

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 Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy.

Blog post
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Fang J (2014) Why Smaller Mammals Are More Susceptible To Cancer. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 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
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Government Accountability Office (1979) Protest of Contract Award to NASA by City of Los Angeles. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Dooling SM (2013) Like A Unicorn in Captivity. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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
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St. John Kelly E (1993) PLAYING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. New York Times 1321

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 titleSurgical and Radiologic Anatomy
AbbreviationSurg. Radiol. Anat.
ISSN (print)0930-1038
ISSN (online)1279-8517
ScopeAnatomy
Pathology and Forensic Medicine
Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
Surgery

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