How to format your references using the Aging Clinical and Experimental Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
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Albarède F (2009) Volatile accretion history of the terrestrial planets and dynamic implications. Nature 461:1227–1233
A journal article with 2 authors
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Gardner KH, Correa F (2012) Plant science. How plants see the invisible. Science 335:1451–1452
A journal article with 3 authors
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McKee RA, Walker FJ, Chisholm MF (2001) Physical structure and inversion charge at a semiconductor interface with a crystalline oxide. Science 293:468–471
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Kostić S, Franović I, Perc M, et al (2014) Triggered dynamics in a model of different fault creep regimes. Sci Rep 4:5401

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Sewell G (2005) The Numerical Solution of Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Liang R (2013) Biomedical Optical Imaging Technologies: Design and Applications. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Lee M-Y, Hu C-H (2013) Using Latent Variable to Estimate Parameters of Inverse Gaussian Distribution Based on Time-Censored Wiener Degradation Data. In: Lin Y-K, Tsao Y-C, Lin S-W (eds) Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Asian Conference 2013. Springer, Singapore, pp 29–35

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 Aging Clinical and Experimental Research.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2014) Humans, Not Larger Predators, To Blame For Cheetah Decline. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/humans-not-larger-predators-blame-cheetah-decline/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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
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Government Accountability Office (2005) Progress of the DD(X) Destroyer Program. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Kasun KK (2010) Economic effectiveness of physician organizational models in a California integrated healthcare system. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix

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
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Greenhouse L (2007) Eyes on Supreme Court In Execution Case Tonight. New York Times A19

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

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 titleAging Clinical and Experimental Research
AbbreviationAging Clin. Exp. Res.
ISSN (online)1720-8319
ScopeAgeing
Geriatrics and Gerontology

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