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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Fiete GA (2011) Physics. How do you want that insulator? Science 332:546–547
A journal article with 2 authors
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Blackburn TM, Duncan RP (2001) Determinants of establishment success in introduced birds. Nature 414:195–197
A journal article with 3 authors
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Kinoshita T, Wenger T, Weiss DS (2006) A quantum Newton’s cradle. Nature 440:900–903
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Hermanson KD, Lumsdon SO, Williams JP, et al (2001) Dielectrophoretic assembly of electrically functional microwires from nanoparticle suspensions. Science 294:1082–1086

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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Maidl B, Thewes M, Maidl U (2014) Handbook of Tunnel Engineering II. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, D-69451 Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
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Robshaw M, Katz J (2016) Advances in Cryptology – CRYPTO 2016: 36th Annual International Cryptology Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, August 14-18, 2016, Proceedings, Part II. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Nkunzimana T, Custodio E, Pérez-Hoyos A, Kayitakire F (2016) Assessing MDG Achievements Through Under-5 Child Stunting in the East African Community: Some Insights from Urban Versus Rural Areas in Burundi and Rwanda Using DHS2010. In: Heshmati A (ed) Poverty and Well-Being in East Africa: A Multi-faceted Economic Approach. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 61–86

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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Andrew E (2014) NASA Telescope Captures Spectacular Snap Of The Sun’s Sizzling X-rays. 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 (2005) Information Technology: Federal Agencies Face Challenges in Implementing Initiatives to Improve Public Health Infrastructure. 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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Perez RW (2017) Stepping Stone or Stumbling Block? The Impact of Prior Military Service on Hiring Managers’ Perceptions of Warmth, Competence, and Hirability. Doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois University

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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Wasik JF (2017) How Student Debt Is Snuffing Out Creative Sparks. New York Times B7

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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