Skip to Main Content

Gould Library staff continue our commitment to support the teaching and research needs of the Carleton community. Information on remote access to library resources and services will be updated regularly on the Remote Resources and Guidance for Library Users page and this FAQ. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need additional assistance.

Biology Comps

Fall 2021 - Spring 2022

Accessing Cell and American Naturalist Articles

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:

References in American Naturalist Style

From American Naturalist's Instructions for Authors page:

  • Authors who use citation managers to generate reference lists automatically should still check through their reference text to ensure the citations are accurate and complete.
  • List in-text citations chronologically, then alphabetically for the same year.
  • Cite unpublished work as "A. B. Smith and C. D. Jones, unpublished data" or "E. F. Smith and G. H. Jones, unpublished manuscript."
  • "In review" manuscripts should be referred to as unpublished manuscripts in text and not listed in the literature cited.
  • Spell out all journal and press names in the literature cited.
  • Follow journal reference style. For example:
    • Hubbell, S. P., and R. B. Foster. 1986. Canopy gaps and the dynamics of a Neotropical forest. Pages 77-96 in M. J. Crawley, ed. Plant ecology. Blackwell Scientific, Oxford.
    • Maynard Smith, J. 1966. Sympatric speciation. American Naturalist 100:637-650.

References in Cell style

From Cell's Information for Authors page

References

References should include only articles that are published or in press. For references to in press articles, please confirm with the cited journal that the article is in fact accepted and in press, and include a DOI number and scheduled online publication date. Unpublished data, submitted manuscripts, abstracts, and personal communications should be cited within the text only and not included in the References list. Personal communication should be documented by a letter of permission. Submitted articles should be cited as unpublished data, data not shown, or personal communication.

  • In-text citations should be written in Harvard style and not numbered, e.g., "Smith et al., 2015; Smith and Jones, 2015."
  • Please use the style shown below for references. Note that "et al." should only be used after ten authors.
    • Article in a periodical: Sondheimer, N., and Lindquist, S. (2000). Rnq1: an epigenetic modifier of protein function in yeast. Mol. Cell 5, 163–172.
    • Article in a book: King, S.M. (2003). Dynein motors: Structure, mechanochemistry and regulation. In Molecular Motors, M. Schliwa, ed. (Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH), pp. 45–78.
    • An entire book: Cowan, W.M., Jessell, T.M., and Zipursky, S.L. (1997). Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Neural Development (New York: Oxford University Press).