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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Molecular Medicine (J Mol Med). 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
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Forrest SR (2004) The path to ubiquitous and low-cost organic electronic appliances on plastic. Nature 428:911–918
A journal article with 2 authors
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Ghosez P, Triscone J-M (2014) Materials physics: reactive walls. Nature 515:348–350
A journal article with 3 authors
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Rhee H, Polak L, Fuchs E (2006) Lhx2 maintains stem cell character in hair follicles. Science 312:1946–1949
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Graether SP, Kuiper MJ, Gagné SM, et al (2000) Beta-helix structure and ice-binding properties of a hyperactive antifreeze protein from an insect. Nature 406:325–328

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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Anderson D (2007) TKO Sales! John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Hakeem KR, Ahmad P, Ozturk M (2013) Crop Improvement: New Approaches and Modern Techniques. Springer US, Boston, MA
A chapter in an edited book
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Décary-Hétu D, Dupont B, Fortin F (2014) Policing the Hackers by Hacking Them: Studying Online Deviants in IRC Chat Rooms. In: Masys AJ (ed) Networks and Network Analysis for Defence and Security. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 63–82

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 Medicine.

Blog post
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Luntz S (2017) Light Concentrations Make Some Plants Change Sex. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/light-concentrations-make-some-plants-change-sex/. 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 (2014) Information Technology: Reform Initiatives Can Help Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness. 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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Stahlhut CW (2012) Aerodynamic design optimization of proprotors for convertible-rotor concepts. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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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Crow K (2003) Tarred and Weathered, Cobblestones Are in Trouble. New York Times 147

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 Molecular Medicine
AbbreviationJ. Mol. Med.
ISSN (print)0946-2716
ISSN (online)1432-1440
ScopeMolecular Medicine
Genetics(clinical)
Drug Discovery

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