How to format your references using the Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. 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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Sparks S. Use the calm between the storms. Nature. 2007;450(7168):354.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Hågvar S, Ohlson M. Ancient carbon from a melting glacier gives high 14C age in living pioneer invertebrates. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2820.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Loughlin PC, Willows RD, Chen M. In vitro conversion of vinyl to formyl groups in naturally occurring chlorophylls. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6069.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Sarkar AK, Luijten M, Miyashima S, et al. Conserved factors regulate signalling in Arabidopsis thaliana shoot and root stem cell organizers. Nature. 2007;446(7137):811-814.

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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Camarillo G, García-Martín MA. The 3G IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2006.
An edited book
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Stenström P, ed. Transactions on High-Performance Embedded Architectures and Compilers IV. Vol 6760. Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
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Serpa NSC, Costa I, Vendrametto O, de Oliveira Costa Neto L. Project and Work Organization in Solidarity Economy: A first Approach According to Production Engineering. In: Grabot B, Vallespir B, Gomes S, Bouras A, Kiritsis D, eds. Advances in Production Management Systems. Innovative and Knowledge-Based Production Management in a Global-Local World: IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2014, Ajaccio, France, September 20-24, 2014, Proceedings, Part II. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. Springer; 2014:30-37.

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 the American Society of Cytopathology.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Human Population Predicted To Reach 12 Billion By 2100. IFLScience.

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. Computer-Based Patient Records: Better Planning and Oversight By VA, DOD, and IHS Would Enhance Health Data Sharing. U.S. Government Printing Office; 2001.

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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Theisen TD. Improving the collaboration infrastructure of an online inter -institutional consortium. Published online 2008.

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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Gurley G. Where Everybody Knows Your Name and Accepts Your Politics. New York Times. November 15, 2016:D4.

In-text citations

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

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 the American Society of Cytopathology
AbbreviationJ. Am. Soc. Cytopathol.
ISSN (print)2213-2945
ScopePathology and Forensic Medicine

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