How to format your references using the Regulatory Peptides citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Regulatory Peptides. 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
[1]
Schindler D. Tar sands need solid science. Nature 2010;468:499–501.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Simakov DSA, Pérez-Mercader J. Noise induced oscillations and coherence resonance in a generic model of the nonisothermal chemical oscillator. Sci Rep 2013;3:2404.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Wittkopp PJ, Haerum BK, Clark AG. Evolutionary changes in cis and trans gene regulation. Nature 2004;430:85–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Faure J, Rechatin C, Norlin A, Lifschitz A, Glinec Y, Malka V. Controlled injection and acceleration of electrons in plasma wakefields by colliding laser pulses. Nature 2006;444:737–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Li RC-H. RF Circuit Design. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2008.
An edited book
[1]
Derval D. Hormones, Talent, and Career: Unlock Your Hormonal Quotient®. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Lim HH, Lenarz M, Lenarz T. A New Auditory Prosthesis Using Deep Brain Stimulation: Development and Implementation. In: Greenbaum E, Zhou D, editors. Implantable Neural Prostheses 1: Devices and Applications, New York, NY: Springer US; 2009, p. 117–53.

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 Regulatory Peptides.

Blog post
[1]
Luntz S. Tall People Are Better Hunters In The Dark. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/tall-people-are-better-hunters-in-the-dark/ (accessed October 30, 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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Extending H.R. 3564 and H.R. 4949 to Federal Examining. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1979.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Conner PA. The STAR Math test as a predictor of Arkansas BenchmarkTest scores. Doctoral dissertation. Lindenwood University, 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
[1]
Rothenberg B. Again Flashing Classic Form, Venus Williams Advances. New York Times 2017:SP4.

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 titleRegulatory Peptides
AbbreviationRegul. Pept.
ISSN (print)0167-0115
ScopeBiochemistry
Clinical Biochemistry
Endocrinology
Physiology
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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