How to format your references using the Autoimmunity Highlights citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Autoimmunity Highlights. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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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Abbott A (2000) German researchers seek legal backing for stem cell work. Nature 404:424
A journal article with 2 authors
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Burton DR, Dwek RA (2006) Immunology. Sugar determines antibody activity. Science 313:627–628
A journal article with 3 authors
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Bushey D, Tononi G, Cirelli C (2011) Sleep and synaptic homeostasis: structural evidence in Drosophila. Science 332:1576–1581
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Han H-J, Russo J, Kohwi Y, Kohwi-Shigematsu T (2008) SATB1 reprogrammes gene expression to promote breast tumour growth and metastasis. Nature 452:187–193

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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Machner H (2005) Einführung in die Kern- und Elementarteilchenphysik. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
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Yang F, Li JCM (2008) Micro and Nano Mechanical Testing of Materials and Devices. Springer US, Boston, MA
A chapter in an edited book
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Goertzel B, Geisweiller N, Coelho L, et al (2011) Representing Temporal Knowledge. In: Geisweiller N, Coelho L, Janičić P, Pennachin C (eds) Real-World Reasoning: Toward Scalable, Uncertain Spatiotemporal, Contextual and Causal Inference. Atlantis Press, Paris, pp 65–78

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 Autoimmunity Highlights.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2014) Mutations Found In 115 Year Old Woman’s Blood Could Help Unlock Secrets Of Aging. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/mutations-found-115-year-old-womans-blood-could-help-unlock-secrets-aging/. 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
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Government Accountability Office (1996) Scientific Research: Continued Vigilance Critical to Protecting Human Subjects. 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
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Oduntan A (2017) The Rheological Study of the Effects of Surfactant and Hydrophilic Bentonite Nano clay on Oil in Water Emulsions for Enhanced Oil Recovery. Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana

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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Hodgman J (2016) Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgman. New York Times MM18

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 titleAutoimmunity Highlights
AbbreviationAuto Immun. Highlights
ISSN (print)2038-0305
ISSN (online)2038-3274
ScopeImmunology
Rheumatology

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