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
Wong, G., 2004. Recruiters and industry. Get a foot in the door. Nature 431, 1128.
A journal article with 2 authors
Poulin, P.R., Nelson, K.A., 2006. Irreversible organic crystalline chemistry monitored in real time. Science 313, 1756–1760.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hathaway, D.H., Upton, L., Colegrove, O., 2013. Giant convection cells found on the Sun. Science 342, 1217–1219.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Kristiansen, M., Graversen, J.H., Jacobsen, C., Sonne, O., Hoffman, H.J., Law, S.K., Moestrup, S.K., 2001. Identification of the haemoglobin scavenger receptor. Nature 409, 198–201.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Graham, L., 2010. Complying with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Zimmern, P.E., Norton, P.A., Haab, F., Chapple, C.C.R. (Eds.), 2006. Vaginal Surgery for Incontinence and Prolapse. Springer, London.
A chapter in an edited book
Achten, P., van Eekelen, M., Plasmeijer, R., van Weelden, A., 2005. GEC: A Toolkit for Generic Rapid Prototyping of Type Safe Interactive Applications, in: Vene, V., Uustalu, T. (Eds.), Advanced Functional Programming: 5th International School, AFP 2004, Tartu, Estonia, August 14 – 21, 2004, Revised Lectures, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 210–244.

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
Carpineti, A., 2016. Star-Shaped Polymers Developed That Can Kill Superbugs Without Antibiotics [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, 1986. Rehabilitation Services: Administration of Grants to Human Services Training and Research Council (No. HRD-86-51FS). 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
Ashbran, M.C., 2011. Examining student learning in a physics pedagogical content knowledge course (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
Kenigsberg, B., 2016. Everyday Minutia, and Where It Leads. New York Times C3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Wong, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Poulin and Nelson, 2006; Wong, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Poulin and Nelson, 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Kristiansen et al., 2001)

About the journal

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

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