How to format your references using the Apollo Medicine citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Apollo Medicine. 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
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Willyard C. Stem cells: bad seeds. Nature. 2013;498(7455):S12-3.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Kirwan ML, Mudd SM. Response of salt-marsh carbon accumulation to climate change. Nature. 2012;489(7417):550-553.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Munoz F, Couteron P, Hubbell SP. Comment on “Global correlations in tropical tree species richness and abundance reject neutrality.” Science. 2012;336(6089):1639; author reply 1639.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Bracey MH, Hanson MA, Masuda KR, Stevens RC, Cravatt BF. Structural adaptations in a membrane enzyme that terminates endocannabinoid signaling. Science. 2002;298(5599):1793-1796.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Funk W, Dammann V, Donnevert G, Ianelli S, Ianelli E, Gray A. Quality Assurance in Analytical Chemistry. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2006.
An edited book
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Grädel E. Finite Model Theory and Its Applications. (Kolaitis PG, Libkin L, Marx M, et al., eds.). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
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Kirlappos I, Beautement A, Sasse MA. “Comply or Die” Is Dead: Long Live Security-Aware Principal Agents. In: Adams AA, Brenner M, Smith M, eds. Financial Cryptography and Data Security: FC 2013 Workshops, USEC and WAHC 2013, Okinawa, Japan, April 1, 2013, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013:70-82.

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 Apollo Medicine.

Blog post
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Evans K. Aerial Survey Shows Huge Pacific “Garbage Patch” Is Even Bigger Than Thought. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/aerial-survey-shows-huge-pacific-garbage-patch-is-even-bigger-than-thought/. Published October 5, 2016. Accessed October 30, 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
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Government Accountability Office. Telecommunications: Comprehensive Review of U.S. Spectrum Management with Broad Stakeholder Involvement Is Needed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2003.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
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Huger Marsh DP. Perspectives of disciplinary problems and practices in elementary schools. 2012.

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
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Judah B. London rolls out the kleptocrats’ carpet. New York Times. December 29, 2016:A9.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleApollo Medicine
ISSN (print)0976-0016
Scope

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