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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Reichhardt T. NASA: trawling through the wreckage. Nature 2003; 426:754–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Dong KC, Berger JM. Structural basis for gate-DNA recognition and bending by type IIA topoisomerases. Nature 2007; 450:1201–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Cottam J, Paerels F, Mendez M. Gravitationally redshifted absorption lines in the X-ray burst spectra of a neutron star. Nature 2002; 420:51–4.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Sharma S, Sarkar S, Paul SS, Roy S, Chattopadhyay K. A small molecule chemical chaperone optimizes its unfolded state contraction and denaturant like properties. Sci Rep 2013; 3:3525.

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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Frantzen AJ. Anglo-Saxon Keywords. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2012.
An edited book
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Bajc V, editor. Surveilling and Securing the Olympics: From Tokyo 1964 to London 2012 and Beyond. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
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Fujiwara H, Araki Y, Sato Y, Takakura M, Nakamura M, Mizumoto Y, Horie A, Kanzaki H, Mori T. Role of Circulating Blood Cells in Maternal Tissue Remodeling and Embryo-Maternal Cross Talk. In: Kanzaki H, editor. Uterine Endometrial Function. Tokyo: Springer Japan; 2016. page 49–60.

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 JAK-STAT.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Algae Virus Can Infect Humans And Slow Brain Activity. IFLScience2014;

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. A Bibliography of Documents Issued by the GAO on Matters Related to: Health. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1981.

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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Gwaduri E. A personal narrative: Struggles and experiences of acculturation as a Pakistani Shia Muslim while battling immigration. 2009;

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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Koblin J. Elena Ferrante Series Is Coming to HBO. New York Times2017; :C2.

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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