How to format your references using the Journal of Fluorescence citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Fluorescence. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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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Linksvayer T (2014) Evolutionary biology: Survival of the fittest group. Nature 514:308–309
A journal article with 2 authors
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Gerardot BD, Ohberg P (2009) Physics. A strongly driven spin. Science 326:1489–1490
A journal article with 3 authors
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van den Ent F, Amos LA, Löwe J (2001) Prokaryotic origin of the actin cytoskeleton. Nature 413:39–44
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Tatar M, Kopelman A, Epstein D, et al (2001) A mutant Drosophila insulin receptor homolog that extends life-span and impairs neuroendocrine function. Science 292:107–110

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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Ippolito LJ Jr (2008) Satellite Communications Systems Engineering. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Hosono A, Iizuka M, Katz J (2016) Chile’s Salmon Industry: Policy Challenges in Managing Public Goods. Springer Japan, Tokyo
A chapter in an edited book
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Ferris JS, Winer SL, Grofman B (2016) The Duverger-Demsetz Perspective on Electoral Competitiveness and Fragmentation: With Application to the Canadian Parliamentary System, 1867–2011. In: Gallego M, Schofield N (eds) The Political Economy of Social Choices. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 93–122

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 Fluorescence.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2014) Doctors in India Remove 232 Teeth From Mouth Of Teenage Boy. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/doctors-india-remove-232-teeth-mouth-teenage-boy/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

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 (2004) Air Traffic Control: FAA Needs to Ensure Better Coordination When Approving Air Traffic Control Systems. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

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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Alexandre KM (2009) Identifying mechanisms regulating Wnt signaling during postembryonic development. Doctoral dissertation, University of North Carolina

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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Bromwich JE, Stack L (2016) ‘Serial’ Podcast Figure Gets New Trial in a Murder He Says He Didn’t Commit. New York Times A17

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

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 titleJournal of Fluorescence
AbbreviationJ. Fluoresc.
ISSN (print)1053-0509
ISSN (online)1573-4994
ScopeBiochemistry
Clinical Biochemistry
Spectroscopy
Clinical Psychology
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Law
Sociology and Political Science

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