How to format your references using the Histopathology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Histopathology. 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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Erwin DH. Macroevolution. Seeds of diversity. Science 2005; 308; 1752-1753.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Kelleher RJ 3rd, Shen J. Genetics. Gamma-secretase and human disease. Science 2010; 330; 1055-1056.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Post DM, Pace ML, Hairston NG Jr. Ecosystem size determines food-chain length in lakes. Nature 2000; 405; 1047-1049.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Assmann M, Veit F, Bayer M, et al. Higher-order photon bunching in a semiconductor microcavity. Science 2009; 325; 297-300.

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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Waller FJ. Writing Chemistry Patents and Intellectual Property. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
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Jain SM, Gupta PK, eds. Protocol for Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants. Vol 77. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
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Buhl S, McColl D. BEDFORD’S MORPHOLOGICAL STUDIES. In McColl D, ed. Henbury Craters and Meteorites: Their Discovery, History and Study. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2015; 54-63.

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 Histopathology.

Blog post
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Andrew D. 5 Science Facts Jurrassic World Totally Ignored. IFLScience.

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. Inquiry Into Allegations of Improprieties at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1982.

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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Al-Kharafi HT. TF-CBT with the Pediatric Medical Population: A Modification. 2017.

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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Barron J. Long-Ago Brooklyn Brewer Left Hidden Underground Vaults, and Mystery. New York Times. February 2, 2017:A23.

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 [14].

About the journal

Full journal titleHistopathology
AbbreviationHistopathology
ISSN (print)0309-0167
ISSN (online)1365-2559
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Histology
Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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