How to format your references using the Cellular and Molecular Immunology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cellular and Molecular Immunology. 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
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Petherick A. Genome editing. Nature 2015; 528: S1.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Buschman TJ, Miller EK. Top-down versus bottom-up control of attention in the prefrontal and posterior parietal cortices. Science 2007; 315: 1860–1862.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Lin X, Clark AC, Chan MHW. Probable heat capacity signature of the supersolid transition. Nature 2007; 449: 1025–1028.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Li Y, Ji S, Gao Y, Luo H, Kanehira M. Core-shell VO2@TiO2 nanorods that combine thermochromic and photocatalytic properties for application as energy-saving smart coatings. Sci Rep 2013; 3: 1370.

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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Möller G. Geotechnik. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA: Weinheim, Germany, 2012.
An edited book
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Dalgleish AG, Haefner B (eds.). The Link Between Inflammation and Cancer: Wounds that do not heal. Springer US: Boston, MA, 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
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del Rio Astorga D, Dolz MF, Sanchez LM, Blas JG, García JD. A C++ Generic Parallel Pattern Interface for Stream Processing. In: Carretero J, Garcia-Blas J, Ko RKL, Mueller P, Nakano K (eds). Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing: 16th International Conference, ICA3PP 2016, Granada, Spain, December 14-16, 2016, Proceedings. Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2016, pp 74–87.

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 Cellular and Molecular Immunology.

Blog post
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Carpineti C. NASA Just Released Some Seriously Cool Videos Of Fire In Microgravity. IFLScience. 2016.https://www.iflscience.com/space/nasa-just-released-some-seriously-cool-videos-of-fire-in-microgravity-/ (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 Crisis: An Assessment Guide--Exposure Draft (Superseded by AIMD-10.1.14). U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1997.

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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Giles CL. Faculty mentoring of undergraduate students: A qualitative phenomenological study. 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
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Gordon MR. U.S. Fighter Downs Drone Over Syria. New York Times. 2017; : A8.

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 titleCellular and Molecular Immunology
AbbreviationCell. Mol. Immunol.
ISSN (online)2042-0226
ScopeImmunology
Immunology and Allergy
Infectious Diseases

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