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
Gilbert, N., 2011. Regulations: Herbal medicine rule book. Nature 480, S98-9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Eiben, A.E., Smith, J., 2015. From evolutionary computation to the evolution of things. Nature 521, 476–482.
A journal article with 3 authors
Liu, W.W., Mazor, O., Wilson, R.I., 2015. Thermosensory processing in the Drosophila brain. Nature 519, 353–357.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Paul, E.C., Hor-Meyll, M., Ribeiro, P.H.S., Walborn, S.P., 2014. Measuring spatial correlations of photon pairs by automated raster scanning with spatial light modulators. Sci. Rep. 4, 5337.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Gunn, D.M., 2016. Judges. Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, USA.
An edited book
Ambrus, M., Wessel, R.A. (Eds.), 2015. Netherlands Yearbook of International Law 2014: Between Pragmatism and Predictability: Temporariness in International Law, Netherlands Yearbook of International Law. T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague.
A chapter in an edited book
Biollay, Y., Chaabouni, A., Stubbe, J., 2007. Geometria, in: Chaabouni, A., Stubbe, J., Quarteroni, A. (Eds.), Matematica Si Parte!: Nozioni Di Base Ed Esercizi per Il Primo Anno Di Ingegneria, UNITEXT. Springer, Milano, pp. 79–115.

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
Andrew, E., 2014. FactCheck: Does The New Climate Deal Let China Do Nothing For 16 Years? [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, 1994. Longer Combination Vehicles: Potential Infrastructure Impacts, Productivity Benefits, and Safety Concerns (No. T-RCED-94-306). 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
Gunathilaka, D., 2015. Compliance with dietary restrictions among African American older adults with chronic kidney disease in a nursing home setting (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
Vlasic, B., 2015. U.A.W. Chief Expects Deal on Contract at Chrysler. New York Times B3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gilbert, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Eiben and Smith, 2015; Gilbert, 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Eiben and Smith, 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Paul et al., 2014)

About the journal

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

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