How to format your references using the Cell Adhesion & Migration citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cell Adhesion & Migration. 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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Dickson BJ. Molecular mechanisms of axon guidance. Science 2002; 298:1959–64.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Beatson SA, Walker MJ. Microbiology. Tracking antibiotic resistance. Science 2014; 345:1454–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Yoshino T, Walter MJ, Katsura T. Core formation in planetesimals triggered by permeable flow. Nature 2003; 422:154–7.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Ferrón SR, Charalambous M, Radford E, McEwen K, Wildner H, Hind E, Morante-Redolat JM, Laborda J, Guillemot F, Bauer SR, et al. Postnatal loss of Dlk1 imprinting in stem cells and niche astrocytes regulates neurogenesis. Nature 2011; 475:381–5.

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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McKean J. Customer’s New Voice. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014.
An edited book
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Keller HB, Plödereder E, Dencker P, Klenk H, editors. Reliable Software Technologies – Ada-Europe 2013: 18th Ada-Europe International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies, Berlin, Germany, June 10-14, 2013. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
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Phillips RS. Semi-Groups of Contraction Operators. In: Amerio L, editor. Equazioni differenziali astratte. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011. page 171–221.

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 Cell Adhesion & Migration.

Blog post
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Hamilton K. To Fight Antibiotic Resistance, We Need To Fight Bad Prescribing Habits [Internet]. IFLScience2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]; Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/to-fight-antibiotic-resistance-we-need-to-fight-bad-prescribing-habits/

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. National Laboratories: Are Their R&D Activities Related to Commercial Product Development? Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1994.

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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Trichon MC. Self-Help Conferences for People Who Stutter: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis. 2010;

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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Tankersley J. Economist Says Benefits Of Tax Cut Were Inflated. New York Times2017; :A18.

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 titleCell Adhesion & Migration
AbbreviationCell Adh. Migr.
ISSN (print)1933-6918
ISSN (online)1933-6926
ScopeCell Biology
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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