How to format your references using the American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology. 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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Plasterk RHA. RNA silencing: the genome’s immune system. Science 296: 1263–1265, 2002.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Birney E, Soranzo N. Human genomics: The end of the start for population sequencing. Nature 526: 52–53, 2015.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Ho BT, Basler M, Mekalanos JJ. Type 6 secretion system-mediated immunity to type 4 secretion system-mediated gene transfer. Science 342: 250–253, 2013.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Ieong M, Doris B, Kedzierski J, Rim K, Yang M. Silicon device scaling to the sub-10-nm regime. Science 306: 2057–2060, 2004.

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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Kölle W. Wasseranalysen - richtig beurteilt. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2017.
An edited book
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Adler DG, editor. Advanced Pancreaticobiliary Endoscopy. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
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Kuks JBM. Clinical Presentation and Epidemiology of Myasthenia Gravis. In: Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders, edited by Kaminski HJ. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press, 2009, p. 79–94.

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 American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology.

Blog post
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Carpineti A. Paternal Mitochondria Self-Destruct After Fertilization [Online]. IFLScience IFLScience: 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/paternal-mitochondria-selfdestruct-after-fertilization/ [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. U.S. Aerospace Industry: Progress in Implementing Aerospace Commission Recommendations, and Remaining Challenges. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006.

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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Katsky CS. Open Secrets: Congressional Oversight of the CIA in the Early Cold War. George Washington University: 2015.

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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Alcindor Y. ‘Auntie Maxine,’ House Veteran Who’s Had It Up to Here With Trump. New York Times: A13, 2017.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (2).
This sentence cites two references (2, 4).
This sentence cites four references (2, 4, 6, 8).

About the journal

Full journal titleAmerican Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology
AbbreviationAm. J. Physiol. Cell Physiol.
ISSN (print)0363-6143
ISSN (online)1522-1563
ScopeCell Biology
Physiology

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