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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Holt, R.D. (2000) Evolutionary biology. Use it or lose it. Nature 407, 689–690
A journal article with 2 authors
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Kneller, E.A. and van Keken, P.E. (2007) Trench-parallel flow and seismic anisotropy in the Mariana and Andean subduction systems. Nature 450, 1222–1225
A journal article with 3 authors
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Chen, A.E. et al. (2005) Protein kinase A signalling via CREB controls myogenesis induced by Wnt proteins. Nature 433, 317–322
A journal article with 3 or more authors
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Troccoli, M. et al. (2005) Raman injection laser. Nature 433, 845–848

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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Maidl, B. et al. (2012) Mechanised Shield Tunnelling, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
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Schönwälder, J. and Serrat, J., eds. (2005) Ambient Networks: 16th IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Distributed Systems: Operations and Management, DSOM 2005, Barcelona, Spain, October 24-26, 2005. Proceedings, 3775Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
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Koster, A. et al. (2014) Incentivising Crowdsourced Parking Solutions. In Citizen in Sensor Networks: Second International Workshop, CitiSens 2013, Barcelona, Spain, September 19, 2013, Revised Selected Papers (Nin, J. and Villatoro, D., eds), pp. 36–43, Springer International Publishing

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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Davis, J. 09-Sep-(2015) , Snakebite Anti-Venom Set To Run Out Next Year. , IFLScience. [Online]. [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 (2007) Data Mining: Early Attention to Privacy in Developing a Key DHS Program Could Reduce Risks, 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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Valenzuela, M.A. (2017) , Pitties for the Kiddies: An Animal-Assisted Therapy Program. , Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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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Sisario, B. 26-Sep-(2016) , Drake Is Back on Top, and Has a New Video, Too. , New York Times, C3

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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