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
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Wilson SM. Professional development for science teachers. Science 2013; 340:310–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Hudson PJ, Bjørnstad ON. Ecology. Vole stranglers and lemming cycles. Science 2003; 302:797–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
1.
Charlebois RL, Beiko RG, Ragan MA. Microbial phylogenomics: Branching out. Nature 2003; 421:217.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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McKinsey TA, Zhang CL, Lu J, Olson EN. Signal-dependent nuclear export of a histone deacetylase regulates muscle differentiation. Nature 2000; 408:106–11.

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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Bragg SM. The New CEO Corporate Leadership Manual. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
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Mayes R, Rixen D, Griffith DT, De Klerk D, Chauhan S, Voormeeren SN, Allen MS, editors. Topics in Experimental Dynamics Substructuring and Wind Turbine Dynamics, Volume 2: Proceedings of the 30th IMAC, A Conference on Structural Dynamics, 2012. New York, NY: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
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Rouane MH, Huchard M, Napoli A, Valtchev P. A Proposal for Combining Formal Concept Analysis and Description Logics for Mining Relational Data. In: Kuznetsov SO, Schmidt S, editors. Formal Concept Analysis: 5th International Conference, ICFCA 2007, Clermont-Ferrand, France, February 12-16, 2007. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007. page 51–65.

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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Carpineti A. First Ever Planetary Snow Line Directly Observed [Internet]. IFLScience2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]; Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/first-ever-planetary-snow-line-directly-observed/

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. Internal Revenue Service: 2001 Tax Filing Season, Systems Modernization, and Security of Electronic Filing. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2001.

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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Lai J-P. Phosphatase and Tensin Homolog Deleted on Chromosome Ten (PTEN) As A Molecular Target in Lung Epithelial Wound Repair and Protection. 2008;

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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Billard M. Sky’s the Limit: Yogis Head Outdoors. New York Times2011; :MB1.

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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