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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Murzin AG. Biochemistry. DNA building block reinvented. Science 2002; 297:61–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Bennett CH, DiVincenzo DP. Quantum information and computation. Nature 2000; 404:247–55.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Stach S, Benard J, Giurfa M. Local-feature assembling in visual pattern recognition and generalization in honeybees. Nature 2004; 429:758–61.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Giannakou ME, Goss M, Jünger MA, Hafen E, Leevers SJ, Partridge L. Long-lived Drosophila with overexpressed dFOXO in adult fat body. Science 2004; 305:361.

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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Young MR. Financial Fraud Prevention and Detection. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
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Yu W, He H, Zhang N, editors. Advances in Neural Networks – ISNN 2009: 6th International Symposium on Neural Networks, ISNN 2009 Wuhan, China, May 26-29, 2009 Proceedings, Part II. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
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Eder F, Thonhauser J. Austria. In: Hörner W, Döbert H, Reuter LR, Kopp B von, editors. The Education Systems of Europe. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. page 39–60.

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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Andrew E. Sequencing Your Genome Is Becoming An Affordable Reality – But At What Personal Cost? [Internet]. IFLScience2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]; Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/sequencing-your-genome-becoming-affordable-reality-what-personal-cost/

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. Railroad Safety: More FRA Oversight Needed to Ensure Rail Safety in Region 2. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990.

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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Viator L. Thanatos. 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
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Poniewozik J. It’s That ’80s Show. New York Times2017; :C6.

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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