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BIOL 350 - Cell Biology / Williams: Citing in JCB Format

... a guide for Dr. Gene Williams' Cell Biology class!

Journal of Cell Biology Citation Basics

The following is taken directly from the JCB's Instructions for Authors page:

References should be listed alphabetically by first author's last name. The authors must be cited in the order in which they first appeared in publication and as they subsequently appear in Medline, even in cases for which more than one author contributed equally to the work. Include all authors' names (i.e., do not use "et al."), year, complete article title, and inclusive page numbers. Abbreviate the names of journals according to PubMed; please spell out the names of unlisted journals.

    

The following are examples of acceptable reference formats:

Journal Articles

* Two authors:

Foster, E.R., and J.A. Downs. 2009. Methylation of H3K4 and K79 is not strictly dependent on H2B K123 acetylation. J. Cell Biol. 184:631–638.

 

* More than two authors:

Eastman, S.W., M. Yassaeem, and P.D. Bieniasz. 2009. A role for ubiquitin ligase and Spartin/SPG20 in lipid droplet turnover. J. Cell Biol. 184: 909–921.

 

* In press:

Brown, W., and A. Nelson. 2009. Phosphorus content of lipids. J. Lipid Res. In press.
 
 
*Online Peer-Reviewed Articles:
    

   * Published article with DOI only (no pagination):

Lopez-Soler, R.I., R.D. Moir, T.P. Spann, R. Stick, and R.D. Goldman. 2001. A role for nuclear lamins in nuclear envelope assembly. J. Cell Biol. doi:10.1083/jcb.200101025

 

   * Published article with both DOI and pagination:

Lopez-Soler, R.I., R.D. Moir, T.P. Spann, R. Stick, and R.D. Goldman. 2001. A role for nuclear lamins in nuclear envelope assembly. J. Cell Biol. 154:61–71. doi:10.1083/jcb.200101025.
 
* Abstracts:
Citation of abstracts in the reference list is not permitted.