How to format your references using the Lipids citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Lipids. 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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McBain CJ (2012) Neuroscience. Decoding the neuronal Tower of Babel. Science 338:482–483
A journal article with 2 authors
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Ofek G, Diskin R (2014) HIV. Expanding the breadth of an HIV-1 vaccine. Science 346:1290–1291
A journal article with 3 authors
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Mason AC, Oshinsky ML, Hoy RR (2001) Hyperacute directional hearing in a microscale auditory system. Nature 410:686–690
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Luscombe NM, Babu MM, Yu H, et al (2004) Genomic analysis of regulatory network dynamics reveals large topological changes. Nature 431:308–312

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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Frank WL, Whittle DK (2010) Revalidating Process Hazard Analyses. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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García-Pedrajas N, Herrera F, Fyfe C, et al (2010) Trends in Applied Intelligent Systems: 23rd International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA/AIE 2010, Cordoba, Spain, June 1-4, 2010, Proceedings, Part II. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Liqat U, Kerrison S, Serrano A, et al (2014) Energy Consumption Analysis of Programs Based on XMOS ISA-Level Models. In: Gupta G, Peña R (eds) Logic-Based Program Synthesis and Transformation: 23rd International Symposium, LOPSTR 2013, Madrid, Spain, September 18-19, 2013, Revised Selected Papers. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 72–90

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 Lipids.

Blog post
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Andrew D (2015) Meet The Animals Who Live INSIDE Volcanoes. 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
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Government Accountability Office (1973) Bureau of Indian Affairs Contracts for Automatic Data Processing Management Services, and for Development of a Management Information System at the Colorado River Indian Reservation. 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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Villa J (2017) Multicultural Training for Mental Health Professionals Working in the Juvenile Justice System. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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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Hay G, Currie A (2010) Barclays’ Appetite For a U.S. Bank. New York Times B2

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 titleLipids
AbbreviationLipids
ISSN (print)0024-4201
ISSN (online)1558-9307
ScopeBiochemistry
Cell Biology
Organic Chemistry

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