How to format your references using the Islets citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Islets. 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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Smaglik P. A question of gender. Nature 2003; 426:209.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Lukas J, Lukas C. Molecular biology. Shielding broken DNA for a quick fix. Science 2013; 339:652–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Herbst J, Heyne K, Diller R. Femtosecond infrared spectroscopy of bacteriorhodopsin chromophore isomerization. Science 2002; 297:822–5.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Yu RC, Pesce CG, Colman-Lerner A, Lok L, Pincus D, Serra E, Holl M, Benjamin K, Gordon A, Brent R. Negative feedback that improves information transmission in yeast signalling. Nature 2008; 456:755–61.

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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Vakkur NV, Herrera ZJ. Corporate Governance Regulation. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
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Filipe J, Fred A, Sharp B, editors. Agents and Artificial Intelligence: Second International Conference, ICAART 2010, Valencia, Spain, January 22-24, 2010. Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
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Ferrari S, Zanotto V. Thermal Comfort Approaches and Building Performance. In: Zanotto V, editor. Building Energy Performance Assessment in Southern Europe. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. page 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 Islets.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Could There be Life on the Philae Comet? [Internet]. IFLScience2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]; Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/could-life-exist-philae-comet/

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. Immigrant Education: Information on the Emergency Immigrant Education Act Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991.

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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Fischer D. Psychology and people living with hiv/aids: A critical review of the literature. 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
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Feeney K. Always on Offer: Fresh Fish, a Relaxed Vibe. New York Times2010; :NJ5.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleIslets
AbbreviationIslets
ISSN (print)1938-2014
ISSN (online)1938-2022
ScopeEndocrinology
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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