How to format your references using the Cell Division citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cell Division. 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
1. Heilbron JL. Wit and wisdom. Nature. 2005;438:29.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. King DA, Thomas SM. Science and government. Taking science out of the box--foresight recast. Science. 2007;316:1701–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Miura K, Nasu H, Yamamoto S. Scanning acoustic microscopy for characterization of neoplastic and inflammatory lesions of lymph nodes. Sci Rep. 2013;3:1255.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Hua JY, Smear MC, Baier H, Smith SJ. Regulation of axon growth in vivo by activity-based competition. Nature. 2005;434:1022–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Scheller-Sheridan C. Basic Guide to Dental Instruments. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.; 2011.
An edited book
1. Heams T, Huneman P, Lecointre G, Silberstein M, editors. Handbook of Evolutionary Thinking in the Sciences. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Backlund PS, Yergey AL. Mass Spectrometry for Studying Protein Modifications and for Discovery of Protein Interactions. In: Schuck P, editor. Protein Interactions: Biophysical Approaches for the Study of Complex Reversible Systems. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2007. p. 143–67.

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 Division.

Blog post
1. O`Callaghan J. Missions To Study Atmosphere Of Venus And A “Failed Planet” Among New NASA Proposals [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/missions-study-atmosphere-venus-and-failed-planet-among-new-nasa-proposals/

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. Air Force Stock Fund: Hydrazine Sales Consistent with the Commercial Space Launch Act. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991 May. Report No.: NSIAD-91-196.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Bailey CN. The influence of gardens on resilience in older adults living in a continuing care community [Doctoral dissertation]. [Boca Raton, FL]: Florida Atlantic University; 2015.

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. Protess B, Stevenson A. For Using Jobs to Entice China’s Elite, Chase Agrees to Pay a $264 Million Penalty. New York Times. 2016 Nov 17;B1.

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 Division
AbbreviationCell Div.
ISSN (online)1747-1028
ScopeBiochemistry
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology

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