How to format your references using the Trends in Molecular Medicine citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Trends in Molecular Medicine. 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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Bull, J.J. (2015) Evolution: Reptile sex determination goes wild. Nature 523, 43–44
A journal article with 2 authors
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Rape, M. and Kirschner, M.W. (2004) Autonomous regulation of the anaphase-promoting complex couples mitosis to S-phase entry. Nature 432, 588–595
A journal article with 3 authors
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Ye, Y. et al. (2001) The AAA ATPase Cdc48/p97 and its partners transport proteins from the ER into the cytosol. Nature 414, 652–656
A journal article with 3 or more authors
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Lei, M. et al. (2003) DNA self-recognition in the structure of Pot1 bound to telomeric single-stranded DNA. Nature 426, 198–203

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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Ben Mahmoud, M.S. et al. (2013) Risk Propagation Assessment for Network Security, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
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Murgante, B. et al., eds. (2011) Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2011: International Conference, Santander, Spain, June 20-23, 2011. Proceedings, Part IV, 6785Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
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Miller, R.P. et al. (2006) Amazonian homegardens: Their ethnohistory and potential contribution to agroforestry development. In Tropical Homegardens: A Time-Tested Example of Sustainable Agroforestry (Kumar, B. M. and Nair, P. K. R., eds), pp. 43–60, Springer Netherlands

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 Trends in Molecular Medicine.

Blog post
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Andrew, E. 25-Sep-(2015) , How Volkswagen Got Caught Cheating Emissions Tests By A Clean Air NGO. , IFLScience. [Online]. Available: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/how-volkswagen-got-caught-cheating-emissions-tests-clean-air-ngo/. [Accessed: 30-Oct-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
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Government Accountability Office (1988) Microwave Landing Systems: Additional Systems Should Not Be Procured Unless Benefits Proven, U.S. Government Printing Office.

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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Tian, C.Y. (2010) , Studies of equilibrium conditions in housing markets. , Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University

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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Greenhouse, L. 24-Jun-(2008) , Justices Take Case on Navy Use of Sonar. , New York Times, A17

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 titleTrends in Molecular Medicine
AbbreviationTrends Mol. Med.
ISSN (print)1471-4914
ISSN (online)1471-499X
ScopeMolecular Biology
Molecular Medicine

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