How to format your references using the Mucosal Immunology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Mucosal Immunology. 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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Baker, J. The falcon has landed. Introduction to special issue. Science 312, 1327 (2006).
A journal article with 2 authors
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Subramaniam, S. & Henderson, R. Molecular mechanism of vectorial proton translocation by bacteriorhodopsin. Nature 406, 653–657 (2000).
A journal article with 3 authors
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Psaltis, D., Quake, S. R. & Yang, C. Developing optofluidic technology through the fusion of microfluidics and optics. Nature 442, 381–386 (2006).
A journal article with 6 or more authors
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Nishiyama, M., Hong, K., Mikoshiba, K., Poo, M. M. & Kato, K. Calcium stores regulate the polarity and input specificity of synaptic modification. Nature 408, 584–588 (2000).

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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Medhurst, D. A Brief and Practical Guide to EU Law. (Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK, 2008).
An edited book
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Croon, J. A. Matching Properties of Deep Sub-Micron MOS Transistors. 851, (Springer US, Boston, MA, 2005).
A chapter in an edited book
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Specht, E. J., Jones, H. T., Calkins, K. G. & Rhoads, D. H. Pasch Geometry (PSH). In Euclidean Geometry and its Subgeometries (Jones, H. T., Calkins, K. G. & Rhoads, D. H.) 79–138 (Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2015).

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 Mucosal Immunology.

Blog post
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Hamilton, K. UFOs, Climate Change And Missing Airliners: How To Separate Fact From Fiction. IFLScience (2016).

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 Telecommunications: Better Coordination and Enhanced Accountability Needed to Improve Spectrum Management. (U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2002).

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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Gros, T. R. A templated agarose scaffold for axon guidance in the central and peripheral nervous system. (2009).

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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Kishkovsky, S. Russian Leaders Attend Installation of Orthodox Patriarch. New York Times A8 (2009).

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleMucosal Immunology
AbbreviationMucosal Immunol.
ISSN (print)1933-0219
ISSN (online)1935-3456
ScopeImmunology
Immunology and Allergy

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