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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Broecker WS (2003) Does the trigger for abrupt climate change reside in the ocean or in the atmosphere? Science 300:1519–1522
A journal article with 2 authors
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Wen L, Tang F (2015) Computational biology: How to catch rare cell types. Nature 525:197–198
A journal article with 3 authors
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Lepper C, Conway SJ, Fan C-M (2009) Adult satellite cells and embryonic muscle progenitors have distinct genetic requirements. Nature 460:627–631
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Kunjithapatham R, Karthikeyan S, Geschwind J-F, et al (2014) Reversal of anchorage-independent multicellular spheroid into a monolayer mimics a metastatic model. Sci Rep 4:6816

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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Yaacoub EE, Dawy Z (2012) Resource Allocation in Uplink OFDMA Wireless Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Buchmann J (2007) Binary Quadratic Forms: An Algorithmic Approach. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Gärtner B, Matoušek J (2012) Approximately Solving Semidefinite Programs. In: Matousek J (ed) Approximation Algorithms and Semidefinite Programming. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 75–98

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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Davis J (2015) Japan Set to Restart Whaling This Year. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/japan-asked-more-evidence-justify-whale-hunt/. 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 (2008) Commercial Aviation: Impact of Airline Crew Scheduling on Delays and Cancellations of Commercial Flights. 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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Davis PJ (2009) A comparison of a high and low -performing school in the Soroti Catholic Diocese, Uganda, East -Africa. Doctoral dissertation, Northcentral University

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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Feeney K (2009) Tasting Every Calorie. New York Times NJ10

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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