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Developmental Dynamics Formatting: Home

A guide to help CSULB Biology students format their theses and other projects.

Biology Department now requires APA format for Masters Theses

The Biology Department has adopted APA formatting guidelines for Masters Theses.

Please see the Biological Sciences Research Guide: Citing Sources for help with APA formatting.

Refer to the CSULB Thesis and Dissertation Office for more information on formatting guidelines and submitting your Master's Thesis.

Developmental Dynamics Journal Article Format Structure:

Developmental Dynamics Journal Article Citation Examples:


Freeman G. 1963. Lens regeneration from cornea in Xenopus laevis. J Exp Zool 154:39.


Cumano A, Dieterlen-Lievre F, Godin I. 1996. Lymphoid potential, probed before circulation in

mouse, is restricted to caudal intraembryonic splanchnopleura. Cell 86: 907-91.


Kamachi Y, Uchikawa M, Collignon J, Lovell-Badge R, Kondoh H. 1998. Involvement of Sox1, 2

and 3 in the early and subsequent molecular events of lens induction. Development 125:


Within the body of the text:

1 author:   (Meyer, 2001)


2 authors:   (Knoepfler and Eisenman, 1999)


3 or more authors:   (Xong et al., 2004)


Multiple citations are separated by a semicolon:

(Freeman, 1963; Knoepfler and Eisenman, 1999; Xong et al., 2004)