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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Leovy C. Weather and climate on Mars. Nature 412: 245–249, 2001.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Losos JB, Schluter D. Analysis of an evolutionary species-area relationship. Nature 408: 847–850, 2000.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Zhang PC, Keleshian AM, Sachs F. Voltage-induced membrane movement. Nature 413: 428–432, 2001.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Ciccone DN, Su H, Hevi S, Gay F, Lei H, Bajko J, Xu G, Li E, Chen T. KDM1B is a histone H3K4 demethylase required to establish maternal genomic imprints. Nature 461: 415–418, 2009.

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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Dacey JS, Fiore LB, Brion-Meisels S. Your Child’s Social and Emotional Well-Being. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2016.
An edited book
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Kelly JD IV, editor. Elite Techniques in Shoulder Arthroscopy: New Frontiers in Shoulder Preservation. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
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Daillant J, Mora S, Sentenac A. Diffuse Scattering. In: X-ray and Neutron Reflectivity: Principles and Applications, edited by Daillant J, Gibaud A. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2009, p. 133–182.

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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Hamilton K. Fossil Evidence Reveals That Cancer In Humans Goes Back 1.7 Million Years [Online]. IFLScience IFLScience: 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/fossil-evidence-reveals-that-cancer-in-humans-goes-back-1-point-7-million-years/ [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. Education’s Data Management Initiative: Significant Progress Made, but Better Planning Needed to Accomplish Project Goals. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005.

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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Paaske LK. AVPV kisspeptin neurons mediate neuroprogesterone induction of the luteinizing hormone surge. California State University, Long Beach: 2014.

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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Hyduk J. A Year That Can Never Be Taken From Cleveland. New York Times: SP4, 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 (3, 5, 7, 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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