PeerJ Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to PeerJ 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 PeerJ.

How do you cite a book in the PeerJ referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in PeerJ using placeholders:
Last Name FN. 2000. Title. City: Publisher.
So if we want to cite, for example, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
Rowling JK. 1997. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.
And an in-text citation book citation in PeerJ looks like this: (Rowling, 1997)

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

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

Citing a website in PeerJ reference style

Here’s an PeerJ example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. 2000.Title. Available at https://www.example.com (accessed September 20, 2019).
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. Available at https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed September 20, 2019).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video PeerJ

Here’s a PeerJ citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000.Title. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed September 20, 2019).
So how to cite a video PeerJ?
Pixar. 2015.Pizza Clip — Inside Out. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed September 20, 2019).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using PeerJ referencing style

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 PeerJ.
Lastname F. 2000. Title.
Podcast referencing example in PeerJ 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 PeerJ referencing style?

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


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