How to format your references using the Urology Video Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Urology Video Journal. 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
A. Hellemans, Beating the European brain drain, Nature. 414 (2001) 4–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
L.D. Cassidy, M. Narita, CELL BIOLOGY. GATA get a hold on senescence, Science. 349 (2015) 1448–1449.
A journal article with 3 authors
J. Karlseder, A. Smogorzewska, T. de Lange, Senescence induced by altered telomere state, not telomere loss, Science. 295 (2002) 2446–2449.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
J. Bico, B. Roman, L. Moulin, A. Boudaoud, Adhesion: elastocapillary coalescence in wet hair, Nature. 432 (2004) 690.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
E. Moreau, T. Adali, Blind Identification and Separation of Complex-Valued Signals, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ USA, 2013.
An edited book
X. Gong, Social Group Utility Maximization, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
C. Cherifi, V. Labatut, J.-F. Santucci, On Flexible Web Services Composition Networks, in: H. Cherifi, J.M. Zain, E. El-Qawasmeh (Eds.), Digital Information and Communication Technology and Its Applications: International Conference, DICTAP 2011, Dijon, France, June 21-23, 2011. Proceedings, Part I, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011: pp. 45–59.

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 Urology Video Journal.

Blog post
J. Davis, Scientists Predict Everest Could Be Ice-Free By The End Of This Century, IFLScience. (2015). (accessed October 30, 2018).


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, Public Transportation: FTA’s Triennial Review Program Has Improved, But Assessments of Grantees’ Performance Could Be Enhanced, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2009.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
K. Zbeeb, Transport and dispersion of fire extinguishing agents downstream from clutter elements of aircraft engine nacelles, Doctoral dissertation, Florida Atlantic University, 2009.

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
J.B. Stewart, In Ruling on Insider Trading, A Court Restores Rationality, New York Times. (2017) B1.

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 titleUrology Video Journal
ISSN (print)2590-0897

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