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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Chapman CR. Meteorites. The long trip to Earth. Nature 2000; 407:573, 575–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Lill T, Joubert O. Materials science. The cutting edge of plasma etching. Science 2008; 319:1050–1.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Xie W, Wang H, Wu J. Similar morphological and molecular signatures shared by female and male germline stem cells. Sci Rep 2014; 4:5580.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Honda T, Lee C-Y, Yoshida-Kasikawa M, Honjo K, Furukubo-Tokunaga K. Induction of associative olfactory memory by targeted activation of single olfactory neurons in Drosophila larvae. Sci Rep 2014; 4:4798.

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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Derryberry DR. Basic Data Analysis for Time Series with R. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014.
An edited book
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Fleming WH. Controlled Markov Processes and Viscosity Solutions. Second Edition. New York, NY: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
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Pal SK. Rough-Fuzzy Granulation, Rough Entropy and Image Segmentation. In: Wang G-Y, Peters JF, Skowron A, Yao Y, editors. Rough Sets and Knowledge Technology: First International Conference, RSKT 2006, Chongquing, China, July 24-26, 2006. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006. page 31–31.

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. Rising CO2 Levels Are Changing How Fast Forests Cycle Water [Internet]. IFLScience2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]; Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/rising-co2-levels-are-changing-how-fast-forests-cycle-water/

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 Needs to Better Define and Assess Impact of Certain Policies on New Starts Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2004.

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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Ramos J. Surviving Childhood Bullying: Impact on Psychosocial Well-Being in Adulthood. 2017;

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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Risen J, Rosenberg M. President Wants Ally to Review U.S. Spy Agencies. New York Times2017; :A1.

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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