How to format your references using the Veterinary Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Veterinary Research. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
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Karp PD (2001) Pathway databases: a case study in computational symbolic theories. Science 293:2040–2044
A journal article with 2 authors
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Gutierrez MP, Lee LP (2013) Engineering. Multiscale design and integration of sustainable building functions. Science 341:247–248
A journal article with 3 authors
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Deng H, Gerencser AA, Jasper H (2015) Signal integration by Ca(2+) regulates intestinal stem-cell activity. Nature 528:212–217
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Fulde M, Sommer F, Chassaing B, et al (2018) Neonatal selection by Toll-like receptor 5 influences long-term gut microbiota composition. Nature 560:489–493

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Römer H (2004) Theoretical Optics. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG
An edited book
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King A (2008) Logic-Based Program Synthesis and Transformation: 17th International Symposium, LOPSTR 2007, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark, August 23-24, 2007, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Turnbull J, McCune J (2011) Externalizing Puppet Configuration. In: McCune J (ed) Pro Puppet. Apress, Berkeley, CA, pp 119–131

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 Research.

Blog post
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Luntz S (2014) “Green” Jet Fuel From Sunlight Developed. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/technology/green-jet-fuel-sunlight-developed/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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
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Government Accountability Office (2006) Commuter Rail: Commuter Rail Issues Should Be Considered in Debate over Amtrak. 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
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Austin CA (2013) Intravenous Exposure of Pregnant Mice to Silver Nanoparticles: Silver Tissue Distribution and Effects in Maternal and Extra-Embryonic Tissues and Embryos. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University

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
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Poniewozik J (2016) Sci-Fi Western on HBO? Yes, It’s Dark. New York Times C1

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 titleVeterinary Research
AbbreviationVet. Res.
ISSN (online)1297-9716
ScopeGeneral Veterinary

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