How to format your references using the Journal of Lipid Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Lipid Research. 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
1. Webster, R. G. 2001. Virology. A molecular whodunit. Science. 293: 1773–1775.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Gorin, D. J., and F. D. Toste. 2007. Relativistic effects in homogeneous gold catalysis. Nature. 446: 395–403.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Pandey, S., G. K. Goswami, and K. K. Nanda. 2013. Nanocomposite based flexible ultrasensitive resistive gas sensor for chemical reactions studies. Sci. Rep. 3: 2082.
A journal article with 51 or more authors
1. He, J., K. M. Ritalahti, K.-L. Yang, S. S. Koenigsberg, and F. E. Löffler. 2003. Detoxification of vinyl chloride to ethene coupled to growth of an anaerobic bacterium. Nature. 424: 62–65.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Biegelman, M. T. 2013. Faces of Fraud. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
1. Renz, M., C. Shahabi, X. Zhou, and M. A. Cheema (eds.). 2015. Database Systems for Advanced Applications: 20th International Conference, DASFAA 2015, Hanoi, Vietnam, April 20-23, 2015, Proceedings, Part II. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Piepenbrock, A., and A. Kappler. 2012. In Microbial Metal Respiration: From Geochemistry to Potential Applications (Gescher, J., and Kappler, A., eds.). pp. 107–128. , Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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 Lipid Research.

Blog post
1. Hale, T. 2016. This Desert Lizard Uses Its Skin To Drink Water From Sand. IFLScience. [online] https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/this-desert-lizard-uses-its-skin-to-drink-water-from-sand/ (Accessed October 30, 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
1. Government Accountability Office. 2012. Information Technology: Department of Labor Could Further Facilitate Modernization of States’ Unemployment Insurance 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
1. Than, K. 2015. The impact of companion pets on the well-being of older adults.

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
1. Mueller, B., and E. Rosenberg. 2015. Worker Trying to Prevent Vehicle Break-Ins Is Fatally Shot; Police Seek 3 Men. New York Times. A23.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

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 Lipid Research
AbbreviationJ. Lipid Res.
ISSN (print)0022-2275
ISSN (online)1539-7262
ScopeBiochemistry
Cell Biology
Endocrinology

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