How to format your references using the Anatomical Science International citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Anatomical Science International. 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
Macilwain C (2000) Stanford accelerator takes lead in race to quantify CP violation. Nature 403:586–587
A journal article with 2 authors
Litchinitser NM, Sun J (2015) APPLIED OPTICS. Optical meta-atoms: Going nonlinear. Science 350:1033–1034
A journal article with 3 authors
Roberts RB, Ser JR, Kocher TD (2009) Sexual conflict resolved by invasion of a novel sex determiner in Lake Malawi cichlid fishes. Science 326:998–1001
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Wu X, Li Y, Crise B, Burgess SM (2003) Transcription start regions in the human genome are favored targets for MLV integration. Science 300:1749–1751

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kim H-G, Moreau N, Sikora T (2006) MPEG-7 Audio and Beyond. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Lagorio SL (2016) Early Cretaceous Volcanism in Central and Eastern Argentina During Gondwana Break-Up. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Khare S, Katre P, Galande S (2016) Epigenetic Regulation of Islet Development and Regeneration. In: A. Hardikar A (ed) Pancreatic Islet Biology. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 83–109

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 Anatomical Science International.

Blog post
Fang J (2011) Males Of Sexually Cannibalistic Species Are Picky. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/males-sexually-cannibalistic-spiders-are-picky/. 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
Government Accountability Office (2016) Local Media Advertising: FCC Should Take Action to Ensure Television Stations Publicly File Advertising Agreements. 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
Faye C (2017) Dust. Doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois 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
Crow K (2001) Trying to Protect A Zigzag Piece Of a Famed Circle. New York Times 145

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Macilwain 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Macilwain 2000; Litchinitser and Sun 2015).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Litchinitser and Sun 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Wu et al. 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleAnatomical Science International
AbbreviationAnat. Sci. Int.
ISSN (print)1447-6959
ISSN (online)1447-073X
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Anatomy

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