How to format your references using the Eukaryotic Cell citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Eukaryotic Cell (EC). 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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Stafford N. 2006. Angling saxons. Nature 441:931.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Wang Z, Becker H. 2013. Ratios of S, Se and Te in the silicate Earth require a volatile-rich late veneer. Nature 499:328–331.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Bristow CS, Bailey SD, Lancaster N. 2000. The sedimentary structure of linear sand dunes. Nature 406:56–59.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Niikura H, Légaré F, Hasbani R, Bandrauk AD, Ivanov MY, Villeneuve DM, Corkum PB. 2002. Sub-laser-cycle electron pulses for probing molecular dynamics. Nature 417:917–922.

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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Stirling E. 2010. Valuing Older People. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
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Bartl R. 2007. Bisphosphonates in Medical Practice: Actions — Side Effects — Indications — Strategies. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
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Ganzha EI. 2014. Intertwining Laplace Transformations of Linear Partial Differential Equations, p. 96–115. In Barkatou, M, Cluzeau, T, Regensburger, G, Rosenkranz, M (eds.), Algebraic and Algorithmic Aspects of Differential and Integral Operators: 5th International Meeting, AADIOS 2012, Held at the Applications of Computer Algebra Conference, ACA 2012, Sofia, Bulgaria, June 25-28, 2012, Selected and Invited Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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 Eukaryotic Cell.

Blog post
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Taub B. 2016. Opioid Painkillers May Actually Make You More Sensitive To Pain. IFLScience. IFLScience.

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. 1985. The Department of Education’s Actions To Collect Defaulted Student Loans. 127222. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

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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Domec BS. 2017. Development, Characterization, and Resultant Properties of a Carbon, Boron, and Chromium Ternary Diffusion System. Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.

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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Paulson M. 2017. Give My Regards To E Street. New York Times.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

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 titleEukaryotic Cell
AbbreviationEukaryot. Cell
ISSN (print)1535-9778
ISSN (online)1535-9786
ScopeMolecular Biology
Microbiology
General Medicine

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