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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Putnis A. Materials science. Why mineral interfaces matter. Science 2014; 343:1441–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Yanina SV, Rosso KM. Linked reactivity at mineral-water interfaces through bulk crystal conduction. Science 2008; 320:218–22.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Roselló-Díez A, Ros MA, Torres M. Diffusible signals, not autonomous mechanisms, determine the main proximodistal limb subdivision. Science 2011; 332:1086–8.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Chen T, Peng H, Durstock M, Dai L. High-performance transparent and stretchable all-solid supercapacitors based on highly aligned carbon nanotube sheets. Sci Rep 2014; 4:3612.

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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Adam C. Forensic Evidence in Court. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
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Ustundag A, editor. The Value of RFID: Benefits vs. Costs. London: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
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Bünger M. Information and Imagination: How Lux Research Forecasts. In: Fisher E, Selin C, Wetmore JM, editors. Presenting Futures. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2008. page 71–89.

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. Could We Spot Aliens From Their Pollution? [Internet]. IFLScience2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]; Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/could-we-spot-aliens-their-pollution/

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. Bilingual Education: A Necessity That Has Not Been Satisfied. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1976.

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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Carolina DS. A qualitative study of the healthcare experiences and health information acquisition of African American men. 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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Mueller B, Baker AL, Southall A. Attempted Murder Charge in Bronx Shooting of Boy on His 5th Birthday. New York Times2017; :A20.

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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