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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van den Heuvel EPJ. Astronomy. An eccentric pulsar: result of a threesome? Science 2008; 320; 1298-1299.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Wang LV, Hu S. Photoacoustic tomography: in vivo imaging from organelles to organs. Science 2012; 335; 1458-1462.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Boyle WJ, Simonet WS, Lacey DL. Osteoclast differentiation and activation. Nature 2003; 423; 337-342.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Bais HP, Vepachedu R, Gilroy S, et al. Allelopathy and exotic plant invasion: from molecules and genes to species interactions. Science 2003; 301; 1377-1380.

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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Zhang B, Qiu D. Sneak Circuits of Power Electronic Converters. Singapore: John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
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Tiwari P, ed. The Towers of New Capital: Mega Townships in India. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
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Chaâbane MA, Andonoff E, Bouzgenda L, et al. Towards a Version-Based Approach to Deal with Business Process Evolution. In Filipe J, Obaidat MS, eds. E-Business and Telecommunications: International Conference, ICETE 2008, Porto, Portugal, July 26-29, 2008, Revised Selected Papers. Communications in Computer and Information Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2009; 74-88.

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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O`Callaghan J. Scientists To Hunt For Planets In Our Nearest Star System With Funding For New Instrument. 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. NextGen Air Transportation System: FAA’s Metrics Can Be Used to Report on Status of Individual Programs, but Not of Overall NextGen Implementation or Outcomes. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2010.

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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Webster WP. The Influence of Philanthropy and Administrative Decision-making Models on a Liberal Arts College’s Strategic Planning Process: A Case Study. 2014.

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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Kelly R. Home Sweet Hole. New York Times. March 26, 2000:79.

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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