How to format your references using the Cell Calcium citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cell Calcium. 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]
L. Young, Photonics: A stable narrow-band X-ray laser, Nature. 524 (2015) 424–425.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
A.M. Vrabioiu, T.J. Mitchison, Structural insights into yeast septin organization from polarized fluorescence microscopy, Nature. 443 (2006) 466–469.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
D.F. Feldon, M.A. Maher, B.E. Timmerman, Graduate education. Performance-based data in the study of STEM Ph.D. education, Science. 329 (2010) 282–283.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
C.F. Roos, M. Riebe, H. Häffner, W. Hänsel, J. Benhelm, G.P.T. Lancaster, C. Becher, F. Schmidt-Kaler, R. Blatt, Control and measurement of three-qubit entangled states, Science. 304 (2004) 1478–1480.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
A. Ahlemeyer-Stubbe, S. Coleman, A Practical Guide to Data Mining for Business and Industry, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2014.
An edited book
[1]
S. Tsenkova, ed., Housing Policy Reforms in Post Socialist Europe: Lost in Transition, Physica-Verlag HD, Heidelberg, 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
R.A. Huml, Investment Considerations for Pharmaceutical Product Portfolios, in: Z. Antonijevic (Ed.), Optimization of Pharmaceutical R&D Programs and Portfolios: Design and Investment Strategy, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2015: pp. 49–69.

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 Calcium.

Blog post
[1]
T. Hale, Google Wants To Run On 100% Renewable Energy By 2017, IFLScience. (2016). https://www.iflscience.com/environment/google-wants-to-run-on-100-renewable-energy-by-2017/ (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
[1]
Government Accountability Office, Summary of Improvement Actions Taken by the Government Printing Office in the Utilization and Management of Automatic Data Processing Resources, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1976.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
J.E. Ekstrom, Factors influencing retention in a residential treatment program, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2009.

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]
J. Wagner, Mets May Start Spring With Outfield As Is, New York Times. (2017) B12.

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 titleCell Calcium
AbbreviationCell Calcium
ISSN (print)0143-4160
ScopeCell Biology
Molecular Biology
Physiology

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