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. Heber U. Astronomy. White dwarf mergers and the rebirth of luminous stars. Science. 2002;296:2344–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Cheetham AK, Rao CNR. Materials science. There’s room in the middle. Science. 2007;318:58–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Wu L-A, Walther P, Lidar DA. No-go theorem for passive single-rail linear optical quantum computing. Sci Rep. 2013;3:1394.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Harris SR, Feil EJ, Holden MTG, Quail MA, Nickerson EK, Chantratita N, et al. Evolution of MRSA during hospital transmission and intercontinental spread. Science. 2010;327:469–74.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Higman BW. How Food Made History. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2011.
An edited book
1. Potapov I, editor. Developments in Language Theory: 19th International Conference, DLT 2015, Liverpool, UK, July 27-30, 2015, Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Duggan J. Using System Dynamics and Multiple Objective Optimization to Support Policy Analysis for Complex Systems. In: Qudrat-Ullah H, Spector JM, Davidsen PI, editors. Complex Decision Making: Theory and Practice. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007. p. 59–81.

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. Davis J. Portugal Powered For Four Days Straight Entirely By Renewable Energy [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/portugal-powered-four-days-straight-entirely-renewable-energy/

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. Weaknesses in School Districts’ Implementation of the Emergency School Assistance Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1971 Sep. Report No.: B-164031(1).

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Williams EC. Smart Packaging: A Novel Technique For Localized Drug Delivery For Ovarian Cancer [Doctoral dissertation]. [Tampa, FL]: University of South Florida; 2012.

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. Detrick B. The Vnyl. New York Times. 2016 Oct 26;D8.

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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