How to format your references using the World Organisation for Animal Health - Scientific and Technical Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for World Organisation for Animal Health - Scientific and Technical Review. 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
Weatherall D.J. (2003). – Genomics and global health: time for a reappraisal. Science, 302 (5645), 597–599.
A journal article with 2 authors
Langelaan J.W. & Roy N. (2009). – Engineering. Enabling new missions for robotic aircraft. Science, 326 (5960), 1642–1644.
A journal article with 3 authors
Chien K.R., Domian I.J. & Parker K.K. (2008). – Cardiogenesis and the complex biology of regenerative cardiovascular medicine. Science, 322 (5907), 1494–1497.
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Frank C.G., Sanyal S., Rush J.S., Waechter C.J. & Menon A.K. (2008). – Does Rft1 flip an N-glycan lipid precursor? Nature, 454 (7204), E3-4; discussion E4-5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hauser G. (2008). – Hygienegerechte Apparate Und Anlagen. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, D-69451 Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Tan Y., Shi Y. & Tan K.C., eds. (2010). – Advances in Swarm Intelligence: First International Conference, ICSI 2010, Beijing, China, June 12-15, 2010, Proceedings, Part II. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Zhong R. & Ye Z.H. (2013). – Transcriptional Regulation of Wood Formation in Tree Species. . In Cellular Aspects of Wood Formation (J. Fromm, ed), Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. pp 141–158

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 World Organisation for Animal Health - Scientific and Technical Review.

Blog post
Andrew E. (2014). – This Guy Is Crazy Enough To Stick His Hand In Liquid Nitrogen. IFLScience. Available at: (accessed on 30 October 2018).


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 (1981). – Review of Contractors’ Pension and Other Benefits for Employees Working at NASA’s Scientific and Technical Information Facility. 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
Zazworsky L.M. (2013). – Dumbing down for others: Differences in socially motivated underachievement between working and middle class students.

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
Dynarski S. (2016). – 왜 영재반에서는 흑인과 히스패닉 학생을 보기 힘들까? New York Times, , BU6.

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 titleWorld Organisation for Animal Health - Scientific and Technical Review
AbbreviationRev. Sci. Tech.
ISSN (print)0253-1933
ISSN (online)1608-0637
ScopeAnimal Science and Zoology
General Medicine

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