How to format your references using the Angiogenesis citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Angiogenesis. 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
Kerr RA (2000) SAVING KYOTO: Can the Kyoto Climate Treaty Be Saved From Itself? Science 290:920–921
A journal article with 2 authors
Freeman RB, Huang W (2014) Collaboration: Strength in diversity. Nature 513:305
A journal article with 3 authors
Capozza R, Barel I, Urbakh M (2013) Probing and tuning frictional aging at the nanoscale. Sci Rep 3:1896
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Vanlandewijck M, He L, Mäe MA, et al (2018) A molecular atlas of cell types and zonation in the brain vasculature. Nature 554:475–480

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ma AD, Roberts HR, Escobar MA (2012) Hemophilia and Hemostasis. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford
An edited book
Thaman SC (2013) Exclusionary Rules in Comparative Law. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Holmes WH, Rinaman WC (2014) Describing the Distribution of a Quantitative Variable. In: Rinaman WC (ed) Statistical Literacy for Clinical Practitioners. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 87–125

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 Angiogenesis.

Blog post
Luntz S (2014) An Entangled Portrait of Schrödinger’s Cat. In: IFLScience.ödinger’s-cat/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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 (1995) Technology: America’s Schools Not Designed or Equipped for 21st Century. 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
Portwood B (2017) Inclusive Special and General Education Secondary Teachers’ Attitudes towards the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in the General Education Setting. Doctoral dissertation, Lindenwood 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
Gordon MR (2017) U.S. Urges Iraqi Kurds To Put Off Referendum. New York Times A9

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1, 2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleAngiogenesis
ISSN (print)0969-6970
ISSN (online)1573-7209
ScopeCancer Research
Clinical Biochemistry

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