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
Kurchan J (2005) In and out of equilibrium. Nature 433:222–225
A journal article with 2 authors
Mossel E, Vigoda E (2005) Phylogenetic MCMC algorithms are misleading on mixtures of trees. Science 309:2207–2209
A journal article with 3 authors
Adkins JF, McIntyre K, Schrag DP (2002) The salinity, temperature, and delta18O of the glacial deep ocean. Science 298:1769–1773
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Moukhametzianov R, Klare JP, Efremov R, et al (2006) Development of the signal in sensory rhodopsin and its transfer to the cognate transducer. Nature 440:115–119

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Teodorescu PP, Kecs WW, Toma A (2013) Distribution Theory. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
Schwoerer H, Beleites B, Magill J (eds) (2006) Lasers and Nuclei: Applications of Ultrahigh Intensity Lasers in Nuclear Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Sidharta SL, Worthley M, Worthley S (2014) Use of Intravascular Ultrasound in Interventional Cardiology. In: Nicholls SJ, Crowe T (eds) Imaging Coronary Atherosclerosis. Springer, New York, NY, pp 51–66

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
Andrew E (2015) As Biodiversity Declines On Corn Farms, Pest Problems Grow. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/biodiversity-declines-corn-farms-pest-problems-grow/. 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 (1992) NASA Aeronautics: Efforts to Preserve U.S. Leadership in the Aeronautics Industry Are Limited. 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
Terry EJ (2008) In search of leadership: A look at women presidents in Georgia’s two-year colleges and technical colleges. Doctoral dissertation, Capella 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
Conte L (2011) Scouting Report. New York Times E6

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kurchan 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Kurchan 2005; Mossel and Vigoda 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Mossel and Vigoda 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Moukhametzianov et al. 2006)

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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