How to format your references using the Journal of Molecular Histology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Molecular Histology. 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
Smaglik P (2004) Bricks and mortar. Switzerland switches on supercomputers. Nature 429:326
A journal article with 2 authors
Jiang L-L, Perc M (2013) Spreading of cooperative behaviour across interdependent groups. Sci Rep 3:2483
A journal article with 3 authors
Chisholm MF, Kumar S, Hazzledine P (2005) Dislocations in complex materials. Science 307:701–703
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Stenni B, Masson-Delmotte V, Johnsen S, et al (2001) An oceanic cold reversal during the last deglaciation. Science 293:2074–2077

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Paret D (2012) Flexray and its Applications. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Masulli F, Mitra S, Pasi G (eds) (2007) Applications of Fuzzy Sets Theory: 7th International Workshop on Fuzzy Logic and Applications, WILF 2007, Camogli, Italy, July 7-10, 2007. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Grando MA, Moss L, Glasspool D, et al (2011) Argumentation-Logic for Explaining Anomalous Patient Responses to Treatments. In: Peleg M, Lavrač N, Combi C (eds) Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: 13th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, AIME 2011, Bled, Slovenia, July 2-6, 2011. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 35–44

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 Molecular Histology.

Blog post
Luntz S (2014) Methane Hunting Tool Could Boost The Search For Extraterrestrials. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/methane-hunting-tool-could-boost-search-extraterrestrials/. 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
Government Accountability Office (2001) Airline Competition: Issues Raised by Consolidation Proposals. 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
Edmonds JL (2009) Mobility and population change in northeast Mississippi: An object-based seriation of projectile points as a relative paleodemographic indicator. Doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State 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
Kelly D (1993) Who’s the Greatest of Them All? New York Times 724

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Smaglik 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Smaglik 2004; Jiang and Perc 2013).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Jiang and Perc 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Stenni et al. 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Molecular Histology
AbbreviationJ. Mol. Histol.
ISSN (print)1567-2379
ISSN (online)1567-2387
ScopeCell Biology
Physiology
General Medicine
Histology

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