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.
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
1.
Graham-Rowe D. Agriculture: Beyond food versus fuel. Nature 474: S6-8, 2011.
A journal article with 2 authors
1.
Baron CL, Malhotra V. Role of diacylglycerol in PKD recruitment to the TGN and protein transport to the plasma membrane. Science 295: 325–328, 2002.
A journal article with 3 authors
1.
Lissauer JJ, Dawson RI, Tremaine S. Advances in exoplanet science from Kepler. Nature 513: 336–344, 2014.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
1.
Lum L, Yao S, Mozer B, Rovescalli A, Von Kessler D, Nirenberg M, Beachy PA. Identification of Hedgehog pathway components by RNAi in Drosophila cultured cells. Science 299: 2039–2045, 2003.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1.
Yoder CH, Leber PA, Thomsen MW. The Bridge to Organic Chemistry. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010.
An edited book
1.
Férard J-F, Blaise C, editors. Encyclopedia of Aquatic Ecotoxicology. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1.
Marchal C. General properties of three-body systems with Hill-type stability. In: Chaotic Worlds: From Order to Disorder in Gravitational N-Body Dynamical Systems, edited by Steves BA, Maciejewski AJ, Hendry M. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2006, p. 103–128.

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
1.
Luntz S. Wren Shows New Zealand Didn’t Entirely Drown [Online]. IFLScience IFLScience: 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/wren-shows-new-zealand-didnt-entirely-drown/ [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
1.
Government Accountability Office. Basis Used by the Office of Education for Classifying Contracts as Either Competitive or Noncompetitive. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1971.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1.
Medlej M. Assessing the Probability of Prototyping Success in Systems Acquisitions (APOPS). George Washington University: 2017.

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
1.
Schwartz J. Pardon My Sweat, Pass the Borscht. New York Times: D1, 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 (4, 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

Other styles