How to format your references using the Mammal Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Mammal Review. 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
Klironomos JN (2002) Feedback with soil biota contributes to plant rarity and invasiveness in communities. Nature 417: 67–70.
A journal article with 2 authors
Parashar UD, Glass RI (2006) Public health. Progress toward rotavirus vaccines. Science (New York, N.Y.) 312: 851–852.
A journal article with 3 authors
Yamamoto-Kawai M, Carmack E, McLaughlin F (2006) Nitrogen balance and Arctic throughflow. Nature 443: 43.
A journal article with 10 or more authors
Giacco F, Ciamarra MP, Saggese L, de Arcangelis L, Lippiello E (2014) Non-monotonic dependence of the friction coefficient on heterogeneous stiffness. Scientific reports 4: 6772.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Marvin S (2010) Dictionary of Scientific Principles. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Ma M (ed) (2011) Communication Systems and Information Technology: Selected Papers from the 2011 International Conference on Electric and Electronics (EEIC 2011) in Nanchang, China on June 20-22, 2011, Volume 4. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
R.b. H (2008) Comets, Carbonaceous Meteorites, and the Origin of the Biosphere. In: Dobretsov N, Kolchanov N, Rozanov A, Zavarzin G (eds) Biosphere Origin and Evolution, 55–68. Springer US, Boston, MA.

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 Mammal Review.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) Why The Cradle Of Humankind Is One Of The Most Precious Fossil Sites In The World. 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
Government Accountability Office (1995) Army Aviation 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
Tablason JM (2014) Recollecting.

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
Lohr S (2017) G.E., Pressured By Its Investors, Changes Leader. New York Times: A1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Klironomos 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Klironomos 2002, Parashar & Glass 2006).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Parashar & Glass 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Giacco et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleMammal Review
AbbreviationMamm. Rev.
ISSN (print)0305-1838
ISSN (online)1365-2907
ScopeAnimal Science and Zoology

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