How to format your references using the Tissue Barriers citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Tissue Barriers. 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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Becker T. Geophysics. Fine-scale modeling of global plate tectonics. Science 2010; 329:1020–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Forster P, Matsumura S. Evolution. Did early humans go north or south? Science 2005; 308:965–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Bustamante C, Bryant Z, Smith SB. Ten years of tension: single-molecule DNA mechanics. Nature 2003; 421:423–7.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Xu Q, Piermarocchi C, Pershin YV, Salamo GJ, Xiao M, Wang X, Shih C-K. Giant up-conversion efficiency of InGaAs quantum dots in a planar microcavity. Sci Rep 2014; 4:3953.

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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Pandey JN. The Hilbert Transform of Schwartz Distributions and Applications. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 1995.
An edited book
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Manzini N de, editor. Rectal Cancer: Strategy and Surgical Techniques. Milano: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
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Dana RH. Refugee Assessment Practices and Cultural Competency Training. In: Wilson JP, Tang CS-K, editors. Cross-Cultural Assessment of Psychological Trauma and PTSD. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2007. page 91–112.

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 Tissue Barriers.

Blog post
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Luntz S. Flashy Fish Don’t Get Lucky. IFLScience2015;

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. Regulatory Initiatives of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2001.

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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Yoon J. Jan Radzynski’s Canto (1981): An Introductory View of Its Genre, Style, and Form, with Suggestions for Performance. 2012;

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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Shpigel B. Where Gold Cloth Is the Standard. New York Times2017; :D1.

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 titleTissue Barriers
AbbreviationTissue Barriers
ISSN (online)2168-8370
ScopeBiochemistry
Cell Biology
Histology

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