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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Wynne CDL (2004) Animal behaviour: fair refusal by capuchin monkeys. Nature 428:140; discussion 140
A journal article with 2 authors
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Vakil A, Engheta N (2011) Transformation optics using graphene. Science 332:1291–1294
A journal article with 3 authors
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Teuten EL, Xu L, Reddy CM (2005) Two abundant bioaccumulated halogenated compounds are natural products. Science 307:917–920
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Srinivas N, Jetter P, Ueberbacher BJ, et al (2010) Peptidomimetic antibiotics target outer-membrane biogenesis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Science 327:1010–1013

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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Peca SP (2009) Real Estate Development and Investment. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Ahmad A (2013) Breast Cancer Metastasis and Drug Resistance: Progress and Prospects. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
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Crowder JA, Friess S (2015) Productivity Tools for the Modern Team. In: Friess S (ed) Agile Project Management: Managing for Success. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 43–48

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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Hamilton K (2015) “Alien-Like” Creature Rescued. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/endangered-alien-sun-bear-has-been-rescued-update/. 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 (2002) Aviation Security: Transportation Security Administration Faces Immediate and Long-Term Challenges. 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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Ware RJ (2012) Middle School Students’ Perceptions of Their Interests in Reading As Defined By Engagement and Social Interaction When Using Sustained Silent Reading, SSR, and Peer Interests Reading Strategies, PIRS. Doctoral dissertation, Lindenwood University

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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Walsh MW (2016) As Puerto Rico Defaults, Eyes Turn to Washington. New York Times B3

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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