How to format your references using the Molecular Diversity citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Molecular Diversity. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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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Benjamin S (2000) QUANTUM CRYPTOGRAPHY: Single Photons. Science 290:2273–2274
A journal article with 2 authors
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Ostfeld RS, Keesing F (2004) Ecology. Oh the locusts sang, then they dropped dead. Science 306:1488–1489
A journal article with 3 authors
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Ji Z, Gao H, Yu H (2015) CELL DIVISION CYCLE. Kinetochore attachment sensed by competitive Mps1 and microtubule binding to Ndc80C. Science 348:1260–1264
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Lee B, Yoon CS, Lee HR, et al (2014) Electrochemically-induced reversible transition from the tunneled to layered polymorphs of manganese dioxide. Sci Rep 4:6066

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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Brodsky BS, Stanley B (2013) The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Primer. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Okereke OI (2015) Prevention of Late-Life Depression: Current Clinical Challenges and Priorities. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Barkalov A, Titarenko L (2008) Synthesis of compositional microprogram control units with code sharing. In: Barkalov A, Titarenko L (eds) Logic Synthesis for Compositional Microprogram Control Units. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 99–135

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 Molecular Diversity.

Blog post
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Carpineti A (2016) Life Cycle Of Stars Captured In A Single Snapshot. 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 (1986) [Question Concerning Protest Under Army IFB for Dependent School Transportation]. 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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Ng A (2012) Exploring the perceptions of health care leaders: Colorectal cancer screening barriers among Chinese Canadian women. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix

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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Poniewozik J (2017) Clash of the Gossip Girls. New York Times C1

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 titleMolecular Diversity
AbbreviationMol. Divers.
ISSN (print)1381-1991
ISSN (online)1573-501X
ScopeMolecular Biology
Catalysis
Inorganic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Information Systems
General Medicine
Drug Discovery

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