How to format your references using the Journal of Clinical Lipidology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Clinical Lipidology. 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
Mace R. Reproducing in cities. Science. 2008;319(5864):764-766.
A journal article with 2 authors
Nguyen JH, Holmes NC. Melting of iron at the physical conditions of the Earth’s core. Nature. 2004;427(6972):339-342.
A journal article with 3 authors
Heierli J, Gumbsch P, Zaiser M. Anticrack nucleation as triggering mechanism for snow slab avalanches. Science. 2008;321(5886):240-243.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Burns KH, Viveiros MM, Ren Y, et al. Roles of NPM2 in chromatin and nucleolar organization in oocytes and embryos. Science. 2003;300(5619):633-636.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rehder D. Chemistry in Space. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2010.
An edited book
Chiumello D, ed. Topical Issues in Anesthesia and Intensive Care. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
van Aartsengel A, Kurtoglu S. Strategic Planning and Management. In: Kurtoglu S, ed. A Guide to Continuous Improvement Transformation: Concepts, Processes, Implementation. Management for Professionals. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013:51-63.

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 Journal of Clinical Lipidology.

Blog post
O`Callaghan J. SpaceX Just Test-Fired A New Rocket Engine That Will Launch Missions To Mars. IFLScience. Published September 26, 2016. Accessed October 30, 2018.


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. Tax Administration: Status of Tax Systems Modernization, Tax Delinquencies, and the Tax Gap. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1993.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Learn DT. Differentiating instruction on the basis of cognitive tools: A case study of honors and mainstream middle school classes. 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
Kishkovsky S. In 15 Hours, Submarine Kursk Is Raised From Sea Floor. New York Times. October 9, 2001:A7.

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 1,1.
This sentence cites four references 1,1,1,1.

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Clinical Lipidology
AbbreviationJ. Clin. Lipidol.
ISSN (print)1933-2874
ScopeCardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Internal Medicine
Nutrition and Dietetics

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