MethodsX Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)

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How to do citations in MethodsX style?

This is the Citationsy guide to MethodsX 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 MethodsX.

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

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

Here’s an example book citation in MethodsX using placeholders:
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:
MethodsX citation:
M. Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st ed., Random House, New York, 1969.
And an in-text citation book citation in MethodsX looks like this: [1]

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

How do you cite scientific papers in MethodsX format?

The basic information included in your citation will be the same across all styles. However, the format in which that information is presented is somewhat different depending on style you need. To cite a paper in MethodsX, follow this example

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

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

Although not all open web content is appropriate as scholarly evidence, you might find yourself wanting to reference a web page in MethodsX. Here’s a quick and simple guide on how to do it

Here’s an MethodsX example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA.F., Author2 LastnameA.F., Title, (2000). (accessed July 4, 2022).
To reference the article located at this link:
on The Guardian website:
M. Tran, Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President, (2008). (accessed July 4, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video MethodsX in 2022

Citing a video from YouTube may appear more difficult than citing a book because YouTube has so much information. But the process is quite simple, here’s how to do it in MethodsX

Here’s a MethodsX citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName, Title, YouTube. (2000). (accessed July 4, 2022).
So how to cite a video MethodsX?
Pixar, Pizza Clip — Inside Out, YouTube. (2015). (accessed July 4, 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using MethodsX referencing style

Are you listening to a history, philosophy, or literature podcast and you want to cite it in a presentation or research paper. Here’s how to do it in MethodsX

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 MethodsX.
F. Lastname, Title, (2000). (accessed July 4, 2022).
Podcast referencing example in MethodsX using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life, 640: Five Women, (2018). (accessed July 4, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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

You might be listening to a song or lyrics from a song you want to cite in an essay or presentation. This is how to easily cite a song in MethodsX

An example song citation in MethodsX.
F. Lastname, Song Title, 2000. (accessed July 4, 2022).
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in MethodsX:
The Beatles, Here Comes the Sun, 1969. (accessed July 4, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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