How to format your references using the Lipids in Health and Disease citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Lipids in Health and Disease. 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
1. Vrakking M. Chemical physics: Electronic movies. Nature. 2009;460:960–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Olson MV, Varki A. Genomics. The chimpanzee genome--a bittersweet celebration. Science. 2004;305:191–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Fisher RJ, Pevsner J, Burgoyne RD. Control of fusion pore dynamics during exocytosis by Munc18. Science. 2001;291:875–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Box JA, Bunch JT, Tang W, Baumann P. Spliceosomal cleavage generates the 3’ end of telomerase RNA. Nature. 2008;456:910–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Owen JS, Fiedler-Kelly J. Introduction to Population Pharmacokinetic / Pharmacodynamic Analysis with Nonlinear Mixed Effects Models. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2014.
An edited book
1. Geffert V, Preneel B, Rovan B, Štuller J, Tjoa AM, editors. SOFSEM 2014: Theory and Practice of Computer Science: 40th International Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science, Nový Smokovec, Slovakia, January 26-29, 2014, Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Sacchi L, Bellazzi R, Larizza C, Porreca R, Magni P. Learning Rules with Complex Temporal Patterns in Biomedical Domains. In: Miksch S, Hunter J, Keravnou ET, editors. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: 10th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, AIME 2005, Aberdeen, UK, July 23-27, 2005 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2005. p. 23–32.

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 in Health and Disease.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Doomsday Clock Moves Closer To Midnight, But Can We Really Predict The End Of The World? [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/doomsday-clock-moves-closer-midnight-can-we-really-predict-end-world/

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Recovery Act: States’ Use of Highway and Transit Funds and Efforts to Meet the Act’s Requirements. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2009 Dec. Report No.: GAO-10-312T.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
1. Pezzolesi MG. Novel Mechanisms of PTEN Dysfunction in PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndromes [Doctoral dissertation]. [Columbus, OH]: Ohio State University; 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
1. Chira S. Le Pen Shifts A Strategy: Feminizing The Far Right. New York Times. 2017 May 4;A12.

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 in Health and Disease
AbbreviationLipids Health Dis.
ISSN (online)1476-511X
ScopeClinical Biochemistry
Endocrinology
Biochemistry, medical
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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