How to format your references using the Dermatopathology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Dermatopathology. 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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DeMarco B. Physics. An atomic view of quantum phase transitions. Science. 2010 Jul;329(5991):523–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
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González J, Petrov D. Genetics. MITEs--the ultimate parasites. Science. 2009 Sep;325(5946):1352–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Good SP, Noone D, Bowen G. WATER RESOURCES. Hydrologic connectivity constrains partitioning of global terrestrial water fluxes. Science. 2015 Jul;349(6244):175–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Zielke N, Kim KJ, Tran V, Shibutani ST, Bravo M-J, Nagarajan S, et al. Control of Drosophila endocycles by E2F and CRL4(CDT2). Nature. 2011 Oct;480(7375):123–7.

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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Ancheyta J. Deactivation of Heavy Oil Hydroprocessing Catalysts. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
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Sumathi S. Solar PV and Wind Energy Conversion Systems: An Introduction to Theory, Modeling with MATLAB/SIMULINK, and the Role of Soft Computing Techniques. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
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Ogiela L. Pattern Classifications in Cognitive Informatics. In: Ogiela MR, Jain LC, editors. Computational Intelligence Paradigms in Advanced Pattern Classification. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012; pp 39–57.

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 Dermatopathology.

Blog post
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Andrew E. You’ve Been Drinking Coffee Wrong This Whole Time [Internet]. IFLScience. 2015 May [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/brain/you-ve-been-drinking-coffee-wrong-whole-time/

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. D.C. Tuition Assistance Grants: Program May Increase College Choices, but a Few Program Procedures May Hinder Grant Receipt for Some Residents. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2001.

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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Li H. Improvement of Compressive Strength of Oil Well Cement by Agitation. 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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ROBERT KELLY; Robert Kelly is a poet who teaches literature, writing at Bard College. “I’D RATHER BE A GREAT BAD POET.” New York Times. 1990 Feb;77.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

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 titleDermatopathology
AbbreviationDermatopathology (Basel)
ISSN (online)2296-3529
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