Cortex Referencing Guide
(updated Feb 2024)


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How to do citations in Cortex style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Cortex citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in Cortex.

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How do you cite a book in the Cortex referencing style? (2024 Guide)

One of the most cited mediums is of course books. Here’s how to cite a book in Cortex

Here’s an example book citation in Cortex using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. (2000). Title (E. F. N. Editor Last Name, Ed.; Edition). Publisher.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Cortex citation:
Angelou, M. (1969). I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1st ed.). Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in Cortex looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)


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How to reference a journal article in the Cortex citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Cortex format?

To write a research paper, you need to incorporate sources. This means that you have to know how to format the sources in your academic paper. To cite someone else’s paper in Cortex in your research, follow these simple steps.

Here’s a Cortex journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author3 LastnameA. F. (2000). Title. Container, Volume(Issue), pages Used. https://doi.org/DOI
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in Cortex: