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Publishing Strategy

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Which reference style should I use?

Which reference style should I use?

In most cases the journal wants you to use a specific reference style such as APA, Vancouver, Oxford, IEEE etc. and describes it with examples of common reference types. In some cases, the journal might even have a style of their own which is usually based on one of the main styles but with minor exceptions. To use a reference manager software can help you collect, structure, use and format your references. One advantage is also that you can change from one style to another one with a single click. In some cases, the journal has a downloadable file with their journal-specific style which you can add to your reference manager. At Jönköping University all members of staff have access to the reference management tool EndNote. You also have EndNote support from the library. Read more about EndNote in the EndNote guide.


Screenshot of the JU Library guide for EndNote.