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
Moskovits, M., 2011. Applied physics. Hot electrons cross boundaries. Science 332, 676–677.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hidaka, H., Yoneda, S., 2013. Radioactive Cs capture in the early solar system. Sci. Rep. 3, 1330.
A journal article with 3 authors
Samokhvalov, I.M., Samokhvalova, N.I., Nishikawa, S.-I., 2007. Cell tracing shows the contribution of the yolk sac to adult haematopoiesis. Nature 446, 1056–1061.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Roerink, S.F., Sasaki, N., Lee-Six, H., Young, M.D., Alexandrov, L.B., Behjati, S., Mitchell, T.J., Grossmann, S., Lightfoot, H., Egan, D.A., Pronk, A., Smakman, N., van Gorp, J., Anderson, E., Gamble, S.J., Alder, C., van de Wetering, M., Campbell, P.J., Stratton, M.R., Clevers, H., 2018. Intra-tumour diversification in colorectal cancer at the single-cell level. Nature 556, 457–462.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sewell, G., 2005. Computational Methods of Linear Algebra. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Jupesta, J., Wakiyama, T. (Eds.), 2016. Low Carbon Urban Infrastructure Investment in Asian Cities, Cities and the Global Politics of the Environment. Palgrave Macmillan UK, London.
A chapter in an edited book
Morgan, I.G., Rose, K.A., Ashby, R.S., 2014. Animal Models of Experimental Myopia: Limitations and Synergies with Studies on Human Myopia, in: Spaide, R.F., Ohno-Matsui, K., Yannuzzi, L.A. (Eds.), Pathologic Myopia. Springer, New York, NY, pp. 39–58.

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
Hale, T., 2016. A Russian River Has Suddenly Turned Blood Red [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, 2005. NASA: More Knowledge Needed to Determine Best Alternatives to Provide Space Station Logistics Support (No. GAO-05-488). 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
Schultz, S.M., 2010. Interpreting the assemblages of Lonnie Holley through his performative explanations (Doctoral dissertation). University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

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
Pilon, M., 2014. High-Fives, Not High Reps. New York Times B12.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Moskovits, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Hidaka and Yoneda, 2013; Moskovits, 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Hidaka and Yoneda, 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Roerink et al., 2018)

About the journal

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

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