How to format your references using the Cell Death and Disease citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cell Death and Disease. 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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Hoogland JL. Prairie dogs disperse when all close kin have disappeared. Science 2013; 339: 1205–1207.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Devos DP, Reynaud EG. Evolution. Intermediate steps. Science 2010; 330: 1187–1188.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Li X, Schuler MA, Berenbaum MR. Jasmonate and salicylate induce expression of herbivore cytochrome P450 genes. Nature 2002; 419: 712–715.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Wu C, Hember RA, Chen JM, Kurz WA, Price DT, Boisvenue C et al. Accelerating forest growth enhancement due to climate and atmospheric changes in British Colombia, Canada over 1956-2001. Sci Rep 2014; 4: 4461.

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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Moeller RR. Executive’s Guide to IT Governance. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ, 2013.
An edited book
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Tse G. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of the Breast: Atlas of Cyto-Histologic Correlates. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
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Veronesi G. Thoracic Surgery. In: Spinoglio G (ed). Robotic Surgery: Current Applications and New Trends. Springer: Milano, 2015, pp 29–39.

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 Death and Disease.

Blog post
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Potvin S. New Species Of Flying Squirrel Discovered In North America. IFLScience. 2017.https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/new-species-of-flying-squirrel-discovered-in-north-america/ (accessed 30 Oct2018).

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. Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Readiness of USDA High-Impact Programs Improving, But More Action Is Needed. U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1999.

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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Edwards G. Effects of at-home reading activities and parental involvement on classroom communication arts assessments: Focus on the high school level. 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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Crow K. They Say the Town Cars Are Three Wide on Broadway. New York Times. 2002; : 147.

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 Death and Disease
AbbreviationCell Death Dis.
ISSN (online)2041-4889
ScopeCancer Research
Cell Biology
Immunology
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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