How to format your references using the Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility. 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
MacNeil S (2007) Progress and opportunities for tissue-engineered skin. Nature 445:874–880
A journal article with 2 authors
Milczarek G, Inganäs O (2012) Renewable cathode materials from biopolymer/conjugated polymer interpenetrating networks. Science 335:1468–1471
A journal article with 3 authors
Qian L, Winfree E, Bruck J (2011) Neural network computation with DNA strand displacement cascades. Nature 475:368–372
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Meylan E, Curran J, Hofmann K, et al (2005) Cardif is an adaptor protein in the RIG-I antiviral pathway and is targeted by hepatitis C virus. Nature 437:1167–1172

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ryan TP (2007) Modern Engineering Statistics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Washio T, Zhou Z-H, Huang JZ, et al (eds) (2007) Emerging Technologies in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining: PAKDD 2007 International Workshops Nanjing, China, May 22-25, 2007 Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Jost J (2016) Presentation of the Text. In: Jost J (ed) On the Hypotheses Which Lie at the Bases of Geometry. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 43–118

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 Muscle Research and Cell Motility.

Blog post
Hale T (2016) NASA Has Found A “Morse Code Message” On The Surface Of Mars. In: IFLScience. 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 (1999) Air Force Supply: Management Actions Create Spare Parts Shortages and Operations Problems. 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
Turner LB (2012) Diet, physical activity and breast cancer risk: An integrative science cross-populational approach. Doctoral dissertation, Indiana 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
Oppel RA Jr, Pérez-Peña R (2016) Chicago Releases Videos of Police Shootings. New York Times A9

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (MacNeil 2007).
This sentence cites two references (MacNeil 2007; Milczarek and Inganäs 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Milczarek and Inganäs 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Meylan et al. 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility
AbbreviationJ. Muscle Res. Cell Motil.
ISSN (print)0142-4319
ISSN (online)1573-2657
ScopeBiochemistry
Cell Biology
Physiology

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