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
Roubik DW (2002) The value of bees to the coffee harvest. Nature 417:708
A journal article with 2 authors
Srivastava D, Olson EN (2000) A genetic blueprint for cardiac development. Nature 407:221–226
A journal article with 3 authors
Morgan MG, Houghton A, Gibbons JH (2001) Science and government. Improving science and technology advice for Congress. Science 293:1999–2000
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Fotin A, Cheng Y, Grigorieff N, et al (2004) Structure of an auxilin-bound clathrin coat and its implications for the mechanism of uncoating. Nature 432:649–653

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ahonen TT (2006) m-Profits. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
HÖffe O, Moellendorf D, Pogge T (2007) Democracy in an Age of Globalisation. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Tanré D, Artaxo P, Yuter S, Kaufman Y (2009) In Situ and Remote Sensing Techniques for Measuring Aerosols, Clouds and Precipitation. In: Levin Z, Cotton WR (eds) Aerosol Pollution Impact on Precipitation: A Scientific Review. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 143–203

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) New Drugs Could Reverse Multiple Sclerosis Nerve Damage. 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 (1977) Answers to Questions With Regard to Statements on the Office of Technology Assessment. 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
Tornes IE (2006) Topics in the Physics of Underdamped Josephson Systems. Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State 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
Barron J (2017) Celebrating a Honey Harvest in the Center of Hudson Yards. New York Times A17

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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