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
Myers S (2003) Forensics offers career opportunities for the Sherlock Holmes of the future--and the work is far from elementary. Nature 421:872–873
A journal article with 2 authors
Taylor MS, Hellberg ME (2003) Genetic evidence for local retention of pelagic larvae in a Caribbean reef fish. Science 299:107–109
A journal article with 3 authors
Stager JC, Day JJ, Santini S (2004) Comment on “Origin of the superflock of cichlid fishes from Lake Victoria, East Africa.” Science 304:963; author reply 963
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Xu W, Shang Y, Zhu P, et al (2013) Randomly broken fragment PCR with 5’ end-directed adaptor for genome walking. Sci Rep 3:3465

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Qiu X, Ding C, Hu D (2013) Bistatic SAR Data Processing Algorithms. John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd., Solaris South Tower, Singapore
An edited book
Käufl HU, Siebenmorgen R, Moorwood AFM (2005) High Resolution Infrared Spectroscopy in Astronomy: Proceedings of an ESO Workshop Held at Garching, Germany, 18-21 November 2003. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Cloos P (2011) The Role of Histone Demethylases in Disease. In: Roach HI, Bronner F, Oreffo ROC (eds) Epigenetic Aspects of Chronic Diseases. Springer, London, pp 75–93

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
Andrew E (2015) Stimulants In Dietary Supplements – When One Is Banned, Another Takes Its Place. In: IFLScience. 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 (1978) Changes Needed in the Tax Laws Governing the Exclusion for Scholarships and Fellowships and the Deduction of Job-Related Educational Expenses. 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
Grannis KS (2010) Secular spiritual quests in modern American novels, 1922–1960. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington 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
Hollander S (1999) A Positive Approach To An Incurable Disease. New York Times F3

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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