How to format your references using the Cellular Logistics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cellular Logistics. 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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Gumbsch P. Materials science. Modeling strain hardening the hard way. Science 2003; 301:1857–8.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Spergel D, Keating B. Cosmology: The oldest cosmic light. Nature 2015; 518:170–1.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Lee H, Cheng Y-C, Fleming GR. Coherence dynamics in photosynthesis: protein protection of excitonic coherence. Science 2007; 316:1462–5.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Yeh BJ, Rutigliano RJ, Deb A, Bar-Sagi D, Lim WA. Rewiring cellular morphology pathways with synthetic guanine nucleotide exchange factors. Nature 2007; 447:596–600.

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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Ferrant J-L, Gilson M, Jobert S, Mayer M, Montini L, Ouellette M, Rodrigues S, Ruffini S. Synchronous Ethernet and IEEE 1588 in Telecoms. Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
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Li G, Chen Y, Tang X, editors. Geosynthetics in Civil and Environmental Engineering: Geosynthetics Asia 2008 Proceedings of the 4th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics in Shanghai, China. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
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Anari A, Kolari JW. Profit System Models of the Corporate Sector. In: Kolari JW, editor. The Power of Profit: Business and Economic Analyses, Forecasting, and Stock Valuation. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2010. page 81–94.

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 Logistics.

Blog post
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Andrew E. How Your Parent’s Environment Can Affect Your DNA [Internet]. IFLScience2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]; Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/scientists-unpick-how-parents-environment-can-affect-dna-future-generations/

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. Environmental Satellites: Polar-orbiting Satellite Acquisition Faces Delays; Decisions Needed on Whether and How to Ensure Climate Data Continuity. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2008.

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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Driskill KM. A qualitative study of teacher understanding and use of differentiated instruction to promote reading achievement. 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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Murphy MJO. Weekend Entertainments From the Archives of The New York Times. New York Times2015; :C27.

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 Logistics
AbbreviationCell. Logist.
ISSN (print)2159-2780
ISSN (online)2159-2799
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