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SpringerPlus Referencing Guide

How to do citations in SpringerPlus style?

This is the Citationsy guide to SpringerPlus 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 SpringerPlus.

cite SpringerPlus  — Referencing Guide



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

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

Here’s an example book citation in SpringerPlus using placeholders:
Last Name FN (2000) Title, Edition. Publisher, City
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
SpringerPlus citation:
Angelou M (1969) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st edn.. Random House, New York
And an in-text citation book citation in SpringerPlus looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in SpringerPlus 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 SpringerPlus

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

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

I found a useful website and want to cite information from it in my paper. How do I reference in SpringerPlus? Here’s a simple guide on how to do it

Here’s an SpringerPlus example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF (2000) Title. https://www.example.com. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022
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. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video SpringerPlus

You can find short videos and how-to videos from a wide range of professionals on YouTube. As a result, you may need to know how to mention a video or YouTube in your research assignment or paper. Here’s how to do it in SpringerPlus

Here’s a SpringerPlus citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000) Title. In: YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022
So how to cite a video SpringerPlus?
Pixar (2015) Pizza Clip — Inside Out. In: YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using SpringerPlus 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 SpringerPlus

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 SpringerPlus.
Lastname F (2000) Title
Podcast referencing example in SpringerPlus 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 SpringerPlus referencing style?

Would you like to cite more songs in your essays and have no idea how to do it? No matter if you want to cite a record, lyrics to a song, or a whole song, here’s how to easily do it in SpringerPlus

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


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