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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Ashcroft FM. From molecule to malady. Nature 2006; 440: 440–447.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Lubin D, Vogelmann AM. A climatologically significant aerosol longwave indirect effect in the Arctic. Nature 2006; 439: 453–456.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Dotera T, Oshiro T, Ziherl P. Mosaic two-lengthscale quasicrystals. Nature 2014; 506: 208–211.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Wu M, Zhao D, Zhong W, Yan H, Wang X, Liang Z et al. High-density distributed electrode network, a multi-functional electroporation method for delivery of molecules of different sizes. Sci Rep 2013; 3: 3370.

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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Lehr J, Ron P. Foundations of Pulsed Power Technology. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ, 2017.
An edited book
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Demmig-Adams B, Adams WW, Mattoo AK (eds.). Photoprotection, Photoinhibition, Gene Regulation, and Environment. Springer Netherlands: Dordrecht, 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
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Baer PC, Luttmann W. Adipose-derived Stromal/Stem Cells and Their Differentiation Potential into the Endothelial Lineage. In: Hescheler J, Hofer E (eds). Adult and Pluripotent Stem Cells: Potential for Regenerative Medicine of the Cardiovascular System. Springer Netherlands: Dordrecht, 2014, pp 53–70.

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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Evans K. Boaty McBoatface Submarine Set To Attempt Epic Arctic Trip. IFLScience. 2016.https://www.iflscience.com/environment/boaty-mcboatface-submarine-set-to-attempt-epic-arctic-trip/ (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. Mass Transit: FTA’s Projections Could Better Reflect State and Local Needs. U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1993.

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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Eastwood JL. The effects of an interdisciplinary undergraduate human biology program on socioscientific reasoning, content learning, and understanding of inquiry. 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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Brantley B. Lost and Found in a Magic Tale of Nomads. New York Times. 2017; : C5.

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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