iScience Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in iScience style?

This is the Citationsy guide to iScience 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 iScience.

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

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

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

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

How do you cite scientific papers in iScience format?

An iScience citation for a journal article includes the author name(s), publication year, article title, journal name, volume and issue number, page range of the article, and a DOI (if available). Here’s how

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

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

Have you come across a news article, blogpost or essay on the web and are not sure how to reference in iScience? Here’s how to easily cite it

Here’s an iScience example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA.F., Author2 LastnameA.F., 2000. Title [WWW Document]. URL https://www.example.com (accessed 5.28.2022).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M., 2008. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President [WWW Document]. URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed 5.28.2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video iScience in 2022

Are you watching a YouTube video and you don’t know how to cite it? Here’s a simple way to do it in iScience

Here’s a iScience citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName, 2000. Title [WWW Document]. YouTube. URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed 5.28.2022).
So how to cite a video iScience?
Pixar, 2015. Pizza Clip — Inside Out [WWW Document]. YouTube. URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed 5.28.2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using iScience referencing style

Podcasts can be perfect sources of information for your research paper. They cover a wide range of topics you may want to address in your paper. Here’s how to cite them in iScience

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 iScience.
Lastname, F., 2000. Title.
Podcast referencing example in iScience using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life, 2018. 640: Five Women.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life, 2018)

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

Have you ever cited a movie before? You will see that citing a song is a pretty similar process. Here’s how to do it in iScience

An example song citation in iScience.
Lastname, F., 2000. Song Title, Album.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in iScience:
The Beatles, 1969. Here Comes the Sun, Abbey Road.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, 1969)


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