How to format your references using the Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports. 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
Thompson, C., 2015. CRISPR: Move beyond differences. Nature 522, 415.
A journal article with 2 authors
Cloetingh, S., Haq, B.U., 2015. Sea level change. Inherited landscapes and sea level change. Science 347, 1258375.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hubbell, J.A., Thomas, S.N., Swartz, M.A., 2009. Materials engineering for immunomodulation. Nature 462, 449–460.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Schmidt-Kaler, F., Häffner, H., Riebe, M., Gulde, S., Lancaster, G.P.T., Deuschle, T., Becher, C., Roos, C.F., Eschner, J., Blatt, R., 2003. Realization of the Cirac-Zoller controlled-NOT quantum gate. Nature 422, 408–411.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Fanchi, J.R., 2006. Math Refresher for Scientists and Engineers. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Aggarwal, C.C. (Ed.), 2013. Managing and Mining Sensor Data. Springer US, Boston, MA.
A chapter in an edited book
Voort, M. van de, Willis, H., Ortiz, D., Martonosi, S., 2007. Applying Risk Assessment To Secure The Containerized Supply Chain, in: Linkov, I., Wenning, R.J., Kiker, G.A. (Eds.), Managing Critical Infrastructure Risks: Decision Tools and Applications for Port Security, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 79–95.

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 Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports.

Blog post
O`Callaghan, J., 2017. Here Are Gifs Of Crash Test Dummies In An Airplane To Remind You That Things Are Terrible [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 2002. Executive Office of the President: Analysis of Mandated Report on Key Information Technology Areas (No. GAO-02-779R). 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
Zometa, E., 2017. Imaging Service Consultations: Imaging Express (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Vecsey, G., 2009. For Rodriguez, It’s a No-Brainer: Just Play. New York Times D1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Thompson, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Cloetingh and Haq, 2015; Thompson, 2015).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Cloetingh and Haq, 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Schmidt-Kaler et al., 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleVeterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports
AbbreviationVet. Parasitol. (Amst.)
ISSN (print)2405-9390
General Veterinary

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