How to format your references using the Adipocyte citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Adipocyte. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
Neumann K. Anthropology. New Guinea: a cradle of agriculture. Science 2003; 301:180–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
Mogilner A, Oster G. Cell biology. Shrinking gels pull cells. Science 2003; 302:1340–1.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mojzsis SJ, Harrison TM, Pidgeon RT. Oxygen-isotope evidence from ancient zircons for liquid water at the Earth’s surface 4,300 Myr ago. Nature 2001; 409:178–81.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Radaelli PG, Horibe Y, Gutmann MJ, Ishibashi H, Chen CH, Ibberson RM, Koyama Y, Hor Y-S, Kiryukhin V, Cheong S-W. Formation of isomorphic Ir3+ and Ir4+ octamers and spin dimerization in the spinel CuIr2S4. Nature 2002; 416:155–8.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Kwartler T. Text Mining in Practice with R. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2017.
An edited book
Dillenbourg P, Huang J, Cherubini M, editors. Interactive Artifacts and Furniture Supporting Collaborative Work and Learning. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
Mozyrska D, Wyrwas M. Fractional Linear Equations with Discrete Operators of Positive Order. In: Latawiec KJ, Łukaniszyn M, Stanisławski R, editors. Advances in Modelling and Control of Non-integer-Order Systems: 6th Conference on Non-integer Order Calculus and Its Applications, 2014 Opole, Poland. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. page 47–58.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Adipocyte.

Blog post
O`Callaghan J. SpaceX Has Delayed Its First Manned Launch To 2018 [Internet]. IFLScience2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]; Available from:


This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
Government Accountability Office. Satellite Acquisition: Global Positioning System Acquisition Changes After Challenger’s Accident. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1987.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Englebrecht KM. Healing the invisible wounds: A grant proposal for female veterans suffering from PTSD. 2012;

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
Gustines GG. More Than Just Comic Books, But Plenty of Those, Too. New York Times2011; :C32.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

This sentence cites one reference 1.
This sentence cites two references 1,2.
This sentence cites four references 1–4.

About the journal

Full journal titleAdipocyte
ISSN (print)2162-3945
ISSN (online)2162-397X
ScopeCell Biology

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