How to format your references using the Chimerism citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Chimerism. 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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Leggett AJ. Quantum liquids. Science 2008; 319:1203–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Okamoto S, Millis AJ. Electronic reconstruction at an interface between a Mott insulator and a band insulator. Nature 2004; 428:630–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Park S, Vohs JM, Gorte RJ. Direct oxidation of hydrocarbons in a solid-oxide fuel cell. Nature 2000; 404:265–7.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Puentes G, Waldherr G, Neumann P, Balasubramanian G, Wrachtrup J. Efficient route to high-bandwidth nanoscale magnetometry using single spins in diamond. Sci Rep 2014; 4:4677.

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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Kondrashov AS. Crumbling Genome. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
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Sidhu AS, Dhillon SK, editors. Advances in Biomedical Infrastructure 2013: Proceedings of International Symposium on Biomedical Data Infrastructure (BDI 2013). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
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De Petro P, Battiston B, Matteotti R, Petraz M, Molino D, Mattu R. Gomito. In: Faletti C, editor. Traumatologia scheletrica: Imaging integrato clinico-radiologico. Milano: Springer; 2016. page 99–147.

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 Chimerism.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Adorable Baby Pygmy Hippo Born At Melbourne Zoo [Internet]. IFLScience2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]; Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/adorable-baby-pygmy-hippo-born-melbourne-zoo/

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. Federal Family Education Loan Program: More Oversight Is Needed for Schools That Are Lenders. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005.

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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Hofmann R. The fascist reflection Japan and Italy, 1919-1950. 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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Wagner J. Dodgers Prevail in a Pitchers’ Duel That Wasn’t. New York Times2016; :D2.

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 titleChimerism
AbbreviationChimerism
ISSN (print)1938-1956
ISSN (online)1938-1964
ScopeBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
Biochemistry
Genetics
Molecular Biology

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