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. Kahn SD. On the future of genomic data. Science. 2011;331:728–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Meyer G, Brose N. Neuroscience. SPARring with spines. Science. 2003;302:1341–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Navarro-González R, McKay CP, Mvondo DN. A possible nitrogen crisis for Archaean life due to reduced nitrogen fixation by lightning. Nature. 2001;412:61–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Shoji M, Hamatani T, Ishikawa S, Kuji N, Ohta H, Matsui H, et al. Sexual satisfaction of infertile couples assessed using the Golombok-Rust Inventory of Sexual Satisfaction (GRISS). Sci Rep. 2014;4:5203.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Popescu D, Gharbi A, Stefanoiu D, Borne P. Process Control Design for Industrial Applications. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
1. Korach KS, Wintermantel T, editors. Tissue-Specific Estrogen Action: Novel Mechanisms, Novel Ligands, Novel Therapies. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Munro C. Candida albicans Cell Wall Mediated Virulence. In: Ashbee R, Bignell EM, editors. Pathogenic Yeasts. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. p. 69–95.

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. Fang J. Monkeys Believe in Winning Streaks Like Us [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/monkeys-believe-winning-streaks-us/

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. Amtrak: Contracting Improprieties by Chief Engineer. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1999 Feb. Report No.: OSI-99-4R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Chamoun A. Molecular characterization of a subset of KRAB-ZFPs [Doctoral dissertation]. [Boca Raton, FL]: Florida Atlantic University; 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. Yablonsky L. Imps of the Perverse. New York Times. 2011 Sep 11;M250.

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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