Royal Society Open Science Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in Royal Society Open Science style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Royal Society Open Science 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 Royal Society Open Science.

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How do you cite a book in the Royal Society Open Science referencing style? (2022 Guide)

One of the most cited mediums is of course books. Here’s how to cite a book in Royal Society Open Science

Here’s an example book citation in Royal Society Open Science using placeholders:
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Last Name FN. 2000 Title. 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:
Royal Society Open Science citation:
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Angelou M. 1969 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st edn. New York: Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in Royal Society Open Science looks like this: [1]

How to reference a journal article in the Royal Society Open Science citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Royal Society Open Science format?

An Royal Society Open Science 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 Royal Society Open Science journal citation example using placeholders:
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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 Royal Society Open Science:
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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: [1]

How to cite a website in a paper in Royal Society Open Science style?

When listing Internet sources in your References or Works Cited, the most important thing to remember is that your goal is to make it easy for a reader to check and consult your sources. Here’s how to cite a website in Royal Society Open Science

Here’s an Royal Society Open Science example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. 2000 Title. See https://www.example.com (accessed on 6 July 2022).
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. 2008 Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. See https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed on 6 July 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video Royal Society Open Science in 2022

While you might first think of books, journal articles, and news websites as go-to sources for academic work, YouTube also provides a wealth of quality information. Here’s how to cite it in Royal Society Open Science

Here’s a Royal Society Open Science citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName. 2000 Title. YouTube. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed on 6 July 2022).
So how to cite a video Royal Society Open Science?
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Pixar. 2015 Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed on 6 July 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using Royal Society Open Science referencing style

Did you know there are over 50 million podcast episodes out in the world for you to listen to? If you want to cite one in Royal Society Open Science, here’s how

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 Royal Society Open Science.
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Lastname F. 2000 Title.
Podcast referencing example in Royal Society Open Science using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life. 2018 640: Five Women.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Royal Society Open Science referencing style?

Citing a song or album accessed through an online streaming service in Royal Society Open Science is pretty straight forward, this is all you need:

An example song citation in Royal Society Open Science.
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Lastname F. 2000 Song Title. Album.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Royal Society Open Science:
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The Beatles. 1969 Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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