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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Aldhous P (2000) Protests force primate farm to close. Nature 404:215
A journal article with 2 authors
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Karplus PA, Diederichs K (2012) Linking crystallographic model and data quality. Science 336:1030–1033
A journal article with 3 authors
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Sudhakar YA, Verma RK, Pawar SC (2014) Type IV collagen α1-chain noncollagenous domain blocks MMP-2 activation both in-vitro and in-vivo. Sci Rep 4:4136
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Li Z, Li X, Dong D, et al (2014) AC driven magnetic domain quantification with 5 nm resolution. Sci Rep 4:5594

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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Reason B, Løvlie L, Brand Flu M (2015) Service Design for Business. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Preneel B, Ikonomou D (2014) Privacy Technologies and Policy: First Annual Privacy Forum, APF 2012, Limassol, Cyprus, October 10-11, 2012, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Lemmerich F, Atzmueller M (2012) Describing Locations Using Tags and Images: Explorative Pattern Mining in Social Media. In: Atzmueller M, Chin A, Helic D, Hotho A (eds) Modeling and Mining Ubiquitous Social Media: International Workshops MSM 2011, Boston, MA, USA, October 9, 2011, and MUSE 2011, Athens, Greece, September 5, 2011, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 77–96

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) Where Did HIV Come From? In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/new-insights-origin-hiv-pandemic/. 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 (2009) Commercial Space Transportation: Development of the Commercial Space Launch Industry Presents Safety Oversight Challenges for FAA and Raises Issues Affecting Federal Roles. 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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Pitron JE (2008) The influence of exemplary followership on organizational performance: A phenomenological approach. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix

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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Saslow L (2006) For $37.5 Million, the Piano Man’s Estate. New York Times LI2

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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