How to format your references using the Cell Cycle citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cell Cycle. 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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McLaren A. Art imitates life. Science 2000; 288:1777.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Anderson MC, Green C. Suppressing unwanted memories by executive control. Nature 2001; 410:366–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Ohmoto H, Watanabe Y, Kumazawa K. Evidence from massive siderite beds for a CO2-rich atmosphere before approximately 1.8 billion years ago. Nature 2004; 429:395–9.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Duewell P, Kono H, Rayner KJ, Sirois CM, Vladimer G, Bauernfeind FG, Abela GS, Franchi L, Nuñez G, Schnurr M, et al. NLRP3 inflammasomes are required for atherogenesis and activated by cholesterol crystals. Nature 2010; 464:1357–61.

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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Harris M. Inside the Crystal Ball. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2015.
An edited book
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Aizawa K, Nakamura Y, Satoh S, editors. Advances in Multimedia Information Processing - PCM 2004: 5th Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia, Tokyo, Japan, November 30 - December 3, 2004. Proceedings, Part II. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
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Xie J. Research on Complex Networks Evolution Model. In: Jin D, Lin S, editors. Advances in Computer Science and Information Engineering: Volume 1. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012. page 29–33.

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 Cycle.

Blog post
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Fang J. Ant Body Odors Are Chemical Barcodes Used To Confirm The Identity Of Colony Members [Internet]. IFLScience2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]; Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/ant-body-odors-are-chemical-barcodes-used-confirm-identity-colony-members/

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. Committee on Governmental Affairs: Alleged Senate Compromise of NASA Complainant’s Identity. 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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Perantoni EJ. Course design based on the Kolb learning style as it relates to student success in online classes. 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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Greenhouse L. Justices Weigh Whether Railroad Retaliated Against Worker. New York Times2006; :A24.

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 Cycle
AbbreviationCell Cycle
ISSN (print)1538-4101
ISSN (online)1551-4005
ScopeCell Biology
Developmental Biology
Molecular Biology

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