How to format your references using the In Silico Pharmacology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for In Silico Pharmacology. 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
Sykes MV. Planetary science. The planet debate continues. Science. 2008 Mar 28;319(5871):1765.
A journal article with 2 authors
Pawlowska TE, Taylor JW. Organization of genetic variation in individuals of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Nature. 2004 Feb 19;427(6976):733–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
Beachy PA, Karhadkar SS, Berman DM. Tissue repair and stem cell renewal in carcinogenesis. Nature. 2004 Nov 18;432(7015):324–31.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Scott RS, Ungar PS, Bergstrom TS, Brown CA, Grine FE, Teaford MF, et al. Dental microwear texture analysis shows within-species diet variability in fossil hominins. Nature. 2005 Aug 4;436(7051):693–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ng KK. Complete Guide to Semiconductor Devices. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2009.
An edited book
Ludäscher B, Plale B, editors. Provenance and Annotation of Data and Processes: 5th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2014, Cologne, Germany, June 9-13, 2014. Revised Selected Papers. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Menon HP, Narayanankutty KA. MRI/CT IMAGE FUSION USING GABOR TEXTURE FEATURES. In: Corchado Rodriguez JM, Mitra S, Thampi SM, El-Alfy E-S, editors. Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications 2016. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 47–60.

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 Pharmacology.

Blog post
Carpineti A. Cosmic Mystery Solved By Detailed Map Of The Universe. 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
Government Accountability Office. Narcotic Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation Programs in New York City. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1973 Apr. Report No.: B-166217.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Lawrence BH. Evaluation of a cultural practice and 2,4-D-based herbicide programs for glyphosateresistant Palmer amaranth management [Doctoral dissertation]. [Mississippi State, MS]: Mississippi State University; 2015.

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
Greenhouse L. Vermont Campaign Limits Get Cool Reception at Court. New York Times. 2006 Mar 1;A14.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Sykes 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Pawlowska and Taylor 2004; Sykes 2008).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Pawlowska and Taylor 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Scott et al. 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleIn Silico Pharmacology
AbbreviationIn Silico Pharmacol.
ISSN (online)2193-9616
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