How to format your references using the American Journal of Physiology - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for American Journal of Physiology - Lung Cellular and Molecular 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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Schmitz OJ. Effects of predator hunting mode on grassland ecosystem function. Science 319: 952–954, 2008.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Calsbeek R, Smith TB. Ocean currents mediate evolution in island lizards. Nature 426: 552–555, 2003.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Zhang Y, Magan JJ, Blau WJ. A general strategy for hybrid thin film fabrication and transfer onto arbitrary substrates. Sci Rep 4: 4822, 2014.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Rosengren AH, Jokubka R, Tojjar D, Granhall C, Hansson O, Li D-Q, Nagaraj V, Reinbothe TM, Tuncel J, Eliasson L, Groop L, Rorsman P, Salehi A, Lyssenko V, Luthman H, Renström E. Overexpression of alpha2A-adrenergic receptors contributes to type 2 diabetes. Science 327: 217–220, 2010.

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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Twomey B. Inside the Currency Market. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011.
An edited book
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Jetter R, editor. The Formation, Structure and Activity of Phytochemicals. 1st ed. 2015. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
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Andersson K, Forte AG, Schulzrinne H. Enhanced Mobility Support for Roaming Users: Extending the IEEE 802.21 Information Service. In: Wired/Wireless Internet Communications: 8th International Conference, WWIC 2010, Luleå, Sweden, June 1-3, 2010. Proceedings, edited by Osipov E, Kassler A, Bohnert TM, Masip-Bruin X. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2010, p. 52–63.

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 - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Here’s Why Your Cat Is Such A Picky Eater [Online]. IFLScience IFLScience: 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/here-s-why-your-cat-such-picky-eater/ [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. Transportation Safety: Opportunities for Enhancing Safety Across Modes. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1994.

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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Peng E. Teaching and Coaching Brazilian Jiujitsu: An Instructional Manual. California State University, Long Beach: 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
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Kelly C. Popular Tech Gathering Faces Growing Pains. New York Times: A27B, 2014.

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 (3, 4).
This sentence cites four references (3, 5, 7, 8).

About the journal

Full journal titleAmerican Journal of Physiology - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
AbbreviationAm. J. Physiol. Lung Cell. Mol. Physiol.
ISSN (print)1040-0605
ISSN (online)1522-1504
ScopeCell Biology
Physiology
Physiology (medical)
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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