How to format your references using the EvoDevo citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for EvoDevo. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
1. Garrett C. Ocean science. Enhanced: internal tides and ocean mixing. Science. 2003;301:1858–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. List B, Yang JW. Chemistry. The organic approach to asymmetric catalysis. Science. 2006;313:1584–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Merilä J, Kruuk LE, Sheldon BC. Cryptic evolution in a wild bird population. Nature. 2001;412:76–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Martin CF, Bhui R, Bossaerts P, Matsuzawa T, Camerer C. Chimpanzee choice rates in competitive games match equilibrium game theory predictions. Sci Rep. 2014;4:5182.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
1. Cruz MG, Peters GW, Shevchenko PV. Fundamental Aspects of Operational Risk and Insurance Analytics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2015.
An edited book
1. Hähnle R, Knoop J, Margaria T, Schreiner D, Steffen B, editors. Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods, Verification, and Validation: International Workshops, SARS 2011 and MLSC 2011, Held Under the Auspices of ISoLA 2011 in Vienna, Austria, October 17-18, 2011. Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Goto M, Sueyoshi T. Financial Ratio Analysis: An Application to US Energy Industry. In: Lee J-D, Heshmati A, editors. Productivity, Efficiency, and Economic Growth in the Asia-Pacific Region. Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag HD; 2009. p. 59–79.

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 EvoDevo.

Blog post
1. Andrew D. Why Are There So Many Species Of Bugs, But So Few Species Of Human? [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/why-are-there-so-many-species-of-bugs-but-so-few-species-of-human/

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Selected Contracts, Purchase Orders, and Grants Awarded to Indian Tribes and Organizations During Fiscal Year 1971. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1972 Jul. Report No.: B-114868.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
1. Herrera K. Improved transportation for older adult volunteers: A grant proposal [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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
1. Markoff J. Devising Real Ethics for Artificial Intelligence. New York Times. 2016 Sep 2;B1.

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 titleEvoDevo
AbbreviationEvodevo
ISSN (online)2041-9139
ScopeEcology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Developmental Biology
Genetics

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