Looking at recent articles published in Cell or American Naturalist (depending on your chosen citation style) is one of the best ways to compare your citations to those appearing in the journal whose style you're using. Here are links to access both journals online:
From American Naturalist's Instructions for Authors page:
From Cell's Information for Authors page
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