Heliyon Referencing Guide
(updated Sep 2022)


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How to do citations in Heliyon style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Heliyon 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 Heliyon.

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How do you cite a book in the Heliyon referencing style? (2022 Guide)

Books are written works or compositions that have been published, many of which might be in digital version. Here’s how to cite a book in Heliyon

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

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Heliyon format?

A journal is a scholarly article that presents research from experts in a certain field. Here’s how to cite a paper in Heliyon

Here’s a Heliyon journal citation example using placeholders:
[1]
Author1 LastnameA.F., Author3 LastnameA.F., Title, Container. Volume (2000) 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 Heliyon:
[1]
C. Petit, J. Sieffermann, Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?, 18 (2007) 161-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a website in a paper in Heliyon style?

You probably find a lot of useful information on websites while browsing the web. Here’s a simple guide on how to cite any website in Heliyon

Here’s an Heliyon example website reference:
[1]
Author1 LastnameA.F., Author2 LastnameA.F., Title, (2000). https://www.example.com (accessed September 29, 2022).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
[1]
M. Tran, Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President, (2008). https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed September 29, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video Heliyon in 2022

To cite a YouTube video, channel, or comment according to Heliyon, all you need it the following

Here’s a Heliyon citation YouTube video example:
[1]
ChannelName, Title, YouTube. (2000). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed September 29, 2022).
So how to cite a video Heliyon?
[1]
Pixar, Pizza Clip — Inside Out, YouTube. (2015). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed September 29, 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using Heliyon referencing style

To cite a podcast episode in Heliyon, all you need to do is the following

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in Heliyon.
[1]
F. Lastname, Title, (2000). http://www.example.com (accessed September 29, 2022).
Podcast referencing example in Heliyon using “This American Life” episode 640:
[1]
This American Life, 640: Five Women, (2018). https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women (accessed September 29, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Heliyon referencing style?

Although citing a song might seem uncommon, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered for both audio recordings and written song lyrics, here’s how to cite in Heliyon

An example song citation in Heliyon.
[1]
F. Lastname, Song Title, 2000. http://www.example.com (accessed September 29, 2022).
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Heliyon:
[1]
The Beatles, Here Comes the Sun, 1969. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150 (accessed September 29, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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