How to format your references using the Progress in Histochemistry and Cytochemistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Progress in Histochemistry and Cytochemistry. 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
P.W.K. Rothemund, Folding DNA to create nanoscale shapes and patterns, Nature. 440 (2006) 297–302.
A journal article with 2 authors
J.T. Hupp, K.R. Poeppelmeier, Chemistry. Better living through nanopore chemistry, Science. 309 (2005) 2008–2009.
A journal article with 3 authors
D.B. Chklovskii, B.W. Mel, K. Svoboda, Cortical rewiring and information storage, Nature. 431 (2004) 782–788.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
B. Budowle, S.E. Schutzer, A. Einseln, L.C. Kelley, A.C. Walsh, J.A.L. Smith, B.L. Marrone, J. Robertson, J. Campos, Public health. Building microbial forensics as a response to bioterrorism, Science. 301 (2003) 1852–1853.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
S.H. Fullman, Increasing Alpha with Options, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2010.
An edited book
R. Naboni, Advanced Customization in Architectural Design and Construction, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
R.J. Bache, Coronary Artery Disease: Regulation of Coronary Blood Flow, in: J.T. Willerson, D.R. Holmes Jr. (Eds.), Coronary Artery Disease, Springer, London, 2015: pp. 57–67.

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 Progress in Histochemistry and Cytochemistry.

Blog post
E. Andrew, Volcanoes May Have Heated Mars To Make Liquid Water Possible, IFLScience. (2014). (accessed October 30, 2018).


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, Opportunities for Oversight and Improved Use of Taxpayer Funds: Examples from Selected GAO Work, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2003.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
E.P. Bemmel, A cost -effectiveness analysis of two community college baccalaureate programs in Florida: An exploratory study, Doctoral dissertation, Florida Atlantic 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
J. Wogan, Beds and a Banana, New York Times. (2016) M236.

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 titleProgress in Histochemistry and Cytochemistry
AbbreviationProg. Histochem. Cytochem.
ISSN (print)0079-6336
ScopeCell Biology
Clinical Biochemistry

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