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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Lenski RE. Genetics and evolution. Come fly, and leave the baggage behind. Science. 2001;294(5542):533-534.
A journal article with 2 authors
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O’Dell CR, Townsley LK. Astronomy. Orion continues to surprise. Science. 2008;319(5861):289-290.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Richardson JJ, Björnmalm M, Caruso F. Multilayer assembly. Technology-driven layer-by-layer assembly of nanofilms. Science. 2015;348(6233):aaa2491.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Park S-H, Yoon S-B, Kim H-K, et al. Spine-like nanostructured carbon interconnected by graphene for high-performance supercapacitors. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6118.

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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Dunnivant FM. Environmental Laboratory Exercises for Instrumental Analysis and Environmental Chemistry. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2004.
An edited book
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Kim T-H, Adeli H, Grosky WI, et al., eds. Multimedia, Computer Graphics and Broadcasting: International Conference, MulGraB 2011, Held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, FGIT 2011, in Conjunction with GDC 2011, Jeju Island, Korea, December 8-10, 2011. Proceedings, Part I. Vol 262. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
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Wang G, Wang X, Liu X, Li Q. Diversity and Biogeochemical Function of Planktonic Fungi in the Ocean. In: Raghukumar C, ed. Biology of Marine Fungi. Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012:71-88.

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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Carpineti A. Leaked Paper Suggests That The EmDrive Actually Works. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/leaked-paper-suggests-that-the-emdrive-actually-works/. Published November 8, 2016. 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
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Government Accountability Office. Commercial Spectrum: Plans and Actions to Meet Future Needs, Including Continued Use of Auctions. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2011.

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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Williams C. Tattooing and the Generalized Other. 2017.

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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Brantley B. A Flock of Shylocks Descends .. New York Times. September 25, 2017:C2.

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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