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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Pierrehumbert RT. High levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide necessary for the termination of global glaciation. Nature 2004; 429:646–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Flint J, Munafò M. Genetics. Herit-ability. Science 2013; 340:1416–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Luo J, Zhu J, Ye H. Comment on “Tubular graphite cones.” Science 2004; 303:766; author reply 766.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Makohon-Moore AP, Matsukuma K, Zhang M, Reiter JG, Gerold JM, Jiao Y, Sikkema L, Attiyeh MA, Yachida S, Sandone C, et al. Precancerous neoplastic cells can move through the pancreatic ductal system. Nature 2018; 561:201–5.

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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Colloms M, Darlington P. High Performance Loudspeakers. West Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,.; 2005.
An edited book
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Gabbrielli M, Gupta G, editors. Logic Programming: 21st International Conference, ICLP 2005, Sitges, Spain, October 2-5, 2005. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
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Boley H. PSOA RuleML: Integrated Object-Relational Data and Rules. In: Faber W, Paschke A, editors. Reasoning Web. Web Logic Rules: 11th International Summer School 2015, Berlin, Germany, July 31- August 4, 2015, Tutorial Lectures. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. page 114–50.

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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Andrew E. Watch This Great Video on Why We Haven’t Made Contact with Aliens... Yet. IFLScience2015;

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. [Comments on Effect of P.L. 99-177 on Teacher Loan Cancellation Program]. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1986.

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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Works RF. Econometric modeling of exchange rate determinants by market classification: An empirical analysis of Japan and South Korea using the sticky-price monetary theory. 2016;

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. Court Hears Arguments on Burden of Proof in Age Suits. New York Times2008; :A19.

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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