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. Römling U. Microbiology: bacterial communities as capitalist economies. Nature. 2013;497:321–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Keinan A, Clark AG. Recent explosive human population growth has resulted in an excess of rare genetic variants. Science. 2012;336:740–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Hata S, Nakao H, Mikhailov AS. Dispersal-induced destabilization of metapopulations and oscillatory Turing patterns in ecological networks. Sci Rep. 2014;4:3585.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Zhang H, Qiao A, Yang L, Van Eps N, Frederiksen KS, Yang D, et al. Structure of the glucagon receptor in complex with a glucagon analogue. Nature. 2018;553:106–10.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Graham C. Markov Chains: Analytic and Monte Carlo Computations. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
1. Nomura T, Watanabe T, Habu S, editors. Humanized Mice. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Wang P, He Y, Huang L. Approaching the Optimal Schedule for Data Aggregation in Wireless Sensor Networks. In: Pandurangan G, Anil Kumar VS, Ming G, Liu Y, Li Y, editors. Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications: 5th International Conference, WASA 2010, Beijing, China, August 15-17, 2010 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. p. 26–35.

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. Evans K. It Seriously Sucks To Be A Reindeer Right Now [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/it-seriously-sucks-to-be-a-reindeer-right-now/

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. Relationship of Contractor and Grantee ADP Activities. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1971 May. Report No.: 092981.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Duran PE. Factors and prevention strategies to fight childhood obesity [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. Koblin J. Fox Sidelines Legal Analyst After Wiretap Allegation. New York Times. 2017 Mar 21;B4.

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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