The Spine Journal Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in The Spine Journal style?

This is the Citationsy guide to The Spine Journal 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 The Spine Journal.

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How do you cite a book in the The Spine Journal referencing style? (2022 Guide)

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

Here’s an example book citation in The Spine Journal using placeholders:
[1]
Last Name FN. Title. Edition. City: Publisher; 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:
The Spine Journal citation:
[1]
Angelou M. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House; 1969.
And an in-text citation book citation in The Spine Journal looks like this: [1]

How to reference a journal article in the The Spine Journal citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in The Spine Journal format?

Citing a research paper or journal article in The Spine Journal is pretty straightforward. Here’s how

Here’s a The Spine Journal journal citation example using placeholders:
[1]
Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container 2000;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 The Spine Journal:
[1]
Petit C, Sieffermann J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence? 2007;18:161-72. https://doi.org/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 The Spine Journal 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 The Spine Journal

Here’s an The Spine Journal example website reference:
[1]
Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title 2000. https://www.example.com (accessed July 6, 2022).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
[1]
Tran M. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President 2008. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed July 6, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video The Spine Journal in 2022

Are you watching a YouTube video and you don’t know how to cite it? Here’s a simple way to do it in The Spine Journal

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

How to cite a podcast using The Spine Journal referencing style

Citing a podcast in The Spine Journal is pretty straight forward. Here’s how you can do it

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

How to cite a piece of music or a song using The Spine Journal referencing style?

Although citing a song might seem uncommon, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered for both audio recordings and written song lyrics, here’s how to cite in The Spine Journal

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


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