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. Baker M. Antibody anarchy: A call to order. Nature. 2015;527:545–51.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Longo VD, Finch CE. Evolutionary medicine: from dwarf model systems to healthy centenarians? Science. 2003;299:1342–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Wolfe CJ, Okubo PG, Shearer PM. Mantle fault zone beneath Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii. Science. 2003;300:478–80.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Almaas E, Kovács B, Vicsek T, Oltvai ZN, Barabási A-L. Global organization of metabolic fluxes in the bacterium Escherichia coli. Nature. 2004;427:839–43.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Eisner H. Managing Complex Systems. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
1. Meijers H, Dachs B, Welfens PJJ, editors. Internationalisation of European ICT Activities: Dynamics of Information and Communications Technology. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Delaunoy A, Prados E, Belhumeur PN. Towards Full 3D Helmholtz Stereovision Algorithms. In: Kimmel R, Klette R, Sugimoto A, editors. Computer Vision – ACCV 2010: 10th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, Queenstown, New Zealand, November 8-12, 2010, Revised Selected Papers, Part I. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011. p. 39–52.

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. Earliest Eskimos Mysteriously Vanished 700 Years Ago [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/earliest-eskimos-mysteriously-vanished-700-years-ago/

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. Public Education: Commercial Activities in Schools. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2000 Sep. Report No.: HEHS-00-156.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. McLean MR. Analyzing the relationship of geographic mobility and institutional prestige to career advancement of women in academic medicine pursuing midcareer-, senior-, or executive-level administrative positions: Implications for career advancement strategies [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington 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. Greenhouse L. Federal Judges Take Steps To Improve Accountability. New York Times. 2006 Sep 20;A20.

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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