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. 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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Vanmaekelbergh D. 2015. Materials science: Superlattice substitution. Nature 524:418–419.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Burlini L, Di Toro G. 2008. Geophysics. Volcanic symphony in the lab. Science 322:207–208.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Whitmore D, Foulkes NS, Sassone-Corsi P. 2000. Light acts directly on organs and cells in culture to set the vertebrate circadian clock. Nature 404:87–91.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Myers N, Mittermeier RA, Mittermeier CG, da Fonseca GA, Kent J. 2000. Biodiversity hotspots for conservation priorities. Nature 403:853–858.

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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Numai T. 2010. Laser Diodes and their Applications to Communications and Information Processing. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
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2010. Mining, Society, and a Sustainable Worldfirst. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
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Doicu A, Schuh R, Wriedt T. 2008. Scattering by particles on or near a plane surface, p. 109–130. In Kokhanovsky, AA (ed.), Light Scattering Reviews 3: Light Scattering and Reflection. 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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Hamilton K. 2016. Psychologist On Dating: There Are No Rules Of Attraction When It Comes To Meeting Your Match. IFLScience. IFLScience. Retrieved 30 October 2018.

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. 1994. Federal Judicial Space Follow-up. GGD-94-135R. 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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Hendricks-Harris MT. 2012. Quality Induction: The Effects of Comprehensive Induction on New Teacher Retention and Job Satisfaction. Doctoral dissertation. Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO.

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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Otis J. 2016. Cancer Patient Is Hoping to Get Back to the Kitchen. 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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