How to format your references using the In Silico Cell and Tissue Science citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for In Silico Cell and Tissue Science. 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. Tyler RH. Strong ocean tidal flow and heating on moons of the outer planets. Nature. 2008;456:770–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Wahl ER, Morrill C. Climate change. Toward understanding and predicting monsoon patterns. Science. 2010;328:437–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Head IM, Jones DM, Larter SR. Biological activity in the deep subsurface and the origin of heavy oil. Nature. 2003;426:344–52.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Roukny T, Bersini H, Pirotte H, Caldarelli G, Battiston S. Default cascades in complex networks: topology and systemic risk. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2759.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Khan RM. Problem Solving and Data Analysis using Minitab. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
1. Wrycza S, editor. Information Systems: Development, Applications, Education: 8th SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium 2015, Gdansk, Poland, September 25, 2015, Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Morgan TM, Cookson MS, Netto GJ, Epstein JI. Bladder Cancer Overview and Staging. In: Hansel DE, McKenney JK, Stephenson AJ, Chang SS, editors. The Urinary Tract: A Comprehensive Guide to Patient Diagnosis and Management. New York, NY: Springer; 2012. p. 83–112.

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 In Silico Cell and Tissue Science.

Blog post
1. Hale T. Dig Begins For Legendary Nazi Gold Train. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016.

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. Highlights of a Forum: Financial Literacy: The Role of the Workplace. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2015 Jul. Report No.: GAO-15-639SP.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Kemp LS. Perspective processing in language comprehension: Embodied efffects depend on the pronoun [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2013.

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. Walsh MW, Schwartz ND. Estimate of Economic Losses Now Up to $50 Billion. New York Times. 2012 Nov 2;B1.

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 titleIn Silico Cell and Tissue Science
AbbreviationIn Silico Cell Tissue Sci.
ISSN (online)2196-050X
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