- 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 .
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 “&” symbol before the final author in the series rather than the word “and.”
- 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.
 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.
 Ambros, V. (2004). The functions of animal microRNAs. Nature, 431:350-355.
 Bettini, ML & Kersh, GJ. (2007). MAP kinase phosphatase activity sets the threshold for thymocyte positive selection. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104:16257-16262.