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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Serhan CN (2014) Pro-resolving lipid mediators are leads for resolution physiology. Nature 510:92–101
A journal article with 2 authors
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Lyons JR, Young ED (2005) CO self-shielding as the origin of oxygen isotope anomalies in the early solar nebula. Nature 435:317–320
A journal article with 3 authors
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Spillane SM, Kippenberg TJ, Vahala KJ (2002) Ultralow-threshold Raman laser using a spherical dielectric microcavity. Nature 415:621–623
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Que LG, Liu L, Yan Y, et al (2005) Protection from experimental asthma by an endogenous bronchodilator. Science 308:1618–1621

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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Klee L (2015) International Construction Contract Law. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Sirisuk P, Morgan F, El-Ghazawi T, Amano H (2010) Reconfigurable Computing: Architectures, Tools and Applications: 6th International Symposium, ARC 2010, Bangkok, Thailand, March 17-19, 2010. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Buitendijk GHS, Springelkamp H, Ho L, Klaver CCW (2013) Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma: Genetics and Gene-Environment Interaction. In: Scholl HPN, Massof RW, West S (eds) Ophthalmology and the Ageing Society. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 57–82

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 Lipids.

Blog post
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O`Callaghan J (2016) Check Out This Stunning New View Of The Crab Nebula. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/check-out-this-stunning-new-view-of-the-crab-nebula/. 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 (1982) Evaluation of NASA Compliance With Congressional Reprogramming Requirements. 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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Hendry M (2014) The Lonely Nineteenth Century: Loneliness and the Female Protagonist in the Victorian Novel. Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana

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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Greenhouse L (2006) Court Reviews Race as Factor In School Plans. New York Times A1

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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