PLOS ONE Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to PLOS ONE 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 PLOS ONE.

How do you cite a book in the PLOS ONE referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in PLOS ONE using placeholders:
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Last Name FN. Title. Edition. Editor Last Name EFN, editor. City: Publisher; 2000.
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:
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Rowling JK. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1st ed. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc; 1997.
And an in-text citation book citation in PLOS ONE looks like this: [1]

How to reference a journal article in the PLOS ONE citation style?

Here’s a PLOS ONE journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container. Journal Name; 2000;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 PLOS ONE:
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Petit C, Sieffermann J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. Food Quality and Preference; 2007;18: 161-172. doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

Citing a website in PLOS ONE reference style

Here’s an PLOS ONE example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title [Internet]. In: [Internet]. Publisher; 1Jan.2000 [cited 18Sep.2019]. Available: https://www.example.com
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
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Tran M. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President [Internet]. In: [Internet]. The Guardian; 5Nov.2008 [cited 18Sep.2019]. Available: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video PLOS ONE

Here’s a PLOS ONE citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName. Title. In: YouTube [Internet]. 1Jan.2000 [cited 18Sep.2019]. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video PLOS ONE?
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Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. In: YouTube [Internet]. 3Jun.2015 [cited 18Sep.2019]. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using PLOS ONE 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 PLOS ONE.
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Lastname F. Title [Internet]. Publisher; 2000. Available: http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in PLOS ONE using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life. 640: Five Women [Internet]. WBEZ Radio; 2018. Available: https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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

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


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