How to format your references using the JAK-STAT citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for JAK-STAT. 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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Burke D. Time for voices to be raised. Nature 2000; 405:509.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Robertson MP, Scott WG. The structural basis of ribozyme-catalyzed RNA assembly. Science 2007; 315:1549–53.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Sun L, Wang J, Bonaccurso E. Conductivity of individual particles measured by a microscopic four-point-probe method. Sci Rep 2013; 3:1991.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Frey GD, Lavallo V, Donnadieu B, Schoeller WW, Bertrand G. Facile splitting of hydrogen and ammonia by nucleophilic activation at a single carbon center. Science 2007; 316:439–41.

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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Pijaudier-Cabot G, La Borderie C, Reess T, Chen W, Maurel O, Rey-Berbeder F, de Ferron A. Electrohydraulic Fracturing of Rocks. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
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Desai N, Cirne W, editors. Job Scheduling Strategies for Parallel Processing: 17th International Workshop, JSSPP 2013, Boston, MA, USA, May 24, 2013 Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
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Caraway YH. Who Do I Run to? Finding a Mentor and Building Mentor Relationships. In: Hoffman A, editor. 50 Billion Dollar Boss: African American Women Sharing Stories of Success in Entrepreneurship and Leadership. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan US; 2016. page 37–46.

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 JAK-STAT.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Philae Reveals Newest Details Of Its Comet. IFLScience2015;

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. International Broadcasting: Downsizing and Relocating Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1995.

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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Goshin LS. Behavior Problems and Competence in Preschoolers Who Spent Their First One to Eighteen Months in a Prison Nursery Program. 2010;

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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Poniewozik J. A Gadget to Slow-Cook, and One to Fast-Forward. New York Times2017; :B7.

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 titleJAK-STAT
AbbreviationJAKSTAT
ISSN (online)2162-3996
Scope

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