How to format your references using the Autophagy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Autophagy. 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
1.
Schroers J. Condensed-matter physics: Glasses made from pure metals. Nature 2014; 512:142–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
1.
Heldin CH, Ericsson J. Signal transduction. RIPping tyrosine kinase receptors apart. Science 2001; 294:2111–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
1.
Tasker SZ, Standley EA, Jamison TF. Recent advances in homogeneous nickel catalysis. Nature 2014; 509:299–309.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
1.
Cha JW, Singh VR, Kim KH, Subramanian J, Peng Q, Yu H, Nedivi E, So PTC. Reassignment of scattered emission photons in multifocal multiphoton microscopy. Sci Rep 2014; 4:5153.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1.
Chase CW. Next Generation Demand Management. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
1.
Commendatore P, Matilla-García M, Varela LM, Cánovas JS, editors. Complex Networks and Dynamics: Social and Economic Interactions. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1.
Figalli A, Villani C. Optimal Transport and Curvature. In: Carlen EA, Mielke A, Villani C, editors. Nonlinear PDE’s and Applications: C.I.M.E. Summer School, Cetraro, Italy 2008, Editors: Luigi Ambrosio, Giuseppe Savaré. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011. page 171–217.

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 Autophagy.

Blog post
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Taub B. Your Dog’s Brain Can Understand What You Say And How You Say It [Internet]. IFLScience2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]; Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/dogs-brain-understand-say-how-say/

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. Savings Possible by Buying Automatic Data Processing Equipment or by Leasing It From Commercial Leasing Firms. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1970.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1.
Ramos J. Surviving Childhood Bullying: Impact on Psychosocial Well-Being in Adulthood. 2017;

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
1.
Burghardt LF. The Legacies They Left. New York Times2006; :14LI7.

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 titleAutophagy
AbbreviationAutophagy
ISSN (print)1554-8627
ISSN (online)1554-8635
ScopeCell Biology
Molecular Biology

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