Citations Guidelines

Internal Citation
  • Reference using a number inside brackets [] that corresponds to the references section at the end of your submission.
  • Punctuation always follows the citation. It never precedes it.
  • If more than one citation is required, use the same set of brackets and separate the numbers using a comma.
  • Examples follow:

Previous studies of the let-7 family of miRNAs in C. elegans came to a similar conclusion [1].

Previous studies of the let-7 family of miRNAs in C. elegans came to a similar conclusion [1, 2].

References Section
  • Cite authors using the last name followed by first and middle initials (e.g. Bryant PW).
  • If there is no middle initial, use the first initial only.
  • Commas may only separate authors, and are not used to separate last names and initials.
  • Do not use a period after the first and middle initials.
  • If there is more than one author, use the β€œ&” symbol before the final author in the series rather than the word β€œand.”
  • References should be listed in alphabetical order, not in the order you cite them within the text of your article.
  • Examples of academic papers follow:

Authors. (Year). Title. Journal, Volume: Pages.

[1]       Abbott AL, Alvarez-Saavedra E, Miska EA, Lau NC, Bartel DP, Horvitz HR & Ambros V. (2005). The let-7 MicroRNA family members mir-48, mir-84, and mir-241 function together to regulate developmental timing in Caenorhabditis elegans. Dev. Cell, 9:403-414.

[2]       Ambros, V. (2004). The functions of animal microRNAs. Nature, 431:350-355.

[3]       Bettini, ML & Kersh, GJ. (2007). MAP kinase phosphatase activity sets the threshold for thymocyte positive selection. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104:16257-16262.