How to format your references using the Redox Biology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Redox Biology. 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
[1]
J.A. Hutchings, Collapse and recovery of marine fishes, Nature. 406 (2000) 882–885.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
V. Maheshwari, R.F. Saraf, High-resolution thin-film device to sense texture by touch, Science. 312 (2006) 1501–1504.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
S.E. McGuire, P.T. Le, R.L. Davis, The role of Drosophila mushroom body signaling in olfactory memory, Science. 293 (2001) 1330–1333.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
C. Banerjee, A. Singh, T.K. Das, R. Raman, A. Shrivastava, S. Mazumder, Ameliorating ER-stress attenuates Aeromonas hydrophila-induced mitochondrial dysfunctioning and caspase mediated HKM apoptosis in Clarias batrachus, Sci. Rep. 4 (2014) 5820.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
D. Bonneau, A. Fatu, D. Souchet, Hydrodynamic Bearings, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2014.
An edited book
[1]
A. von Eckardstein, D. Kardassis, eds., High Density Lipoproteins: From Biological Understanding to Clinical Exploitation, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
I. Wagner, V. Bertacco, Post-Silicon Verification of Multi-Core Processors, in: V. Bertacco (Ed.), Post-Silicon and Runtime Verification for Modern Processors, Springer US, Boston, MA, 2011: pp. 75–93.

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 Redox Biology.

Blog post
[1]
K. Hamilton, NASA Releases Astonishing GoPro Footage From Astronauts POV, IFLScience. (2015).

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, FAA Oversight of Procedures and Technologies to Prevent and Mitigate the Effects of Dense, Continuous Smoke in the Cockpit, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2013.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
C.R. Seymour, Natives Versus Exotics and Grasses Versus Forbs: A Long-Term Study of Vegetation in La Jolla Valley, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2017.

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]
M. Kelly, THE 1992 CAMPIAGN: Undeclared Candidate; Where Perot Exhibits A Lifetime of Memories, New York Times. (1992) 18.

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 titleRedox Biology
AbbreviationRedox Biol.
ISSN (print)2213-2317
ScopeBiochemistry
Organic Chemistry

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