Metascience Referencing Guide
(updated Dec 2022)


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How to do citations in Metascience style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Metascience 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 Metascience.

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

A book citation in Metascience always includes the author name(s), the publication year, the book title, and the publisher. Here’s an example

Here’s an example book citation in Metascience using placeholders:
Last Name, First Name. 2000. Title. Edited by Editor First Name Editor Last Name. Edition. City: 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:
Metascience citation:
Angelou, Maya. 1969. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in Metascience looks like this: (Angelou 1969)


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

How do you cite scientific papers in Metascience format?

Have you come across a research paper or journal article you would like to cite in your own research? Here’s how to do it in Metascience

Here’s a Metascience journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author3 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. 2000. Title. Container Volume. Journal Name: 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 Metascience:
Petit, C., and J.M. Sieffermann. 2007. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence? 18. Food Quality and Preference: 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)


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

Citing your sources is a necessary part of any research paper. To cite a website in Metascience this is what you need

Here’s an Metascience example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author2 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. 2000. Title. Publisher. January1.
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, Mark. 2008. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. The Guardian. November5.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Metascience in 2022

Are you watching a YouTube video and found something worth sharing in your research paper? Here’s how to cite a YouTube video in Metascience

Here’s a Metascience citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000. Title. YouTube. January1.
So how to cite a video Metascience?
Pixar. 2015. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. June3.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Metascience referencing style

A more entertaining way to learn is to simply listen to a podcast. This is something relatively new that many people still don’t know how to cite and reference. Here’s how to do it in Metascience

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

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

Have you found a song you would like to cite and include in your essay? Here’s how to cite a song in Metascience

An example song citation in Metascience.
Lastname, Firstname. 2000. Song Title. Album.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Metascience:
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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