How to format your references using the Chromosoma citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Chromosoma. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
Marín O (2010) Journal club. A developmental neurobiologist looks at how damage induces cell birth in the adult brain. Nature 465:401
A journal article with 2 authors
Chen D, Ma XL (2013) Local decomposition induced by dislocation motions inside tetragonal Al(2)Cu compound: slip system-dependent dynamics. Sci Rep 3:3157
A journal article with 3 authors
Persha L, Agrawal A, Chhatre A (2011) Social and ecological synergy: local rulemaking, forest livelihoods, and biodiversity conservation. Science 331:1606–1608
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Huang X, Chen J, Lu Z, et al (2013) Carbon inverse opal entrapped with electrode active nanoparticles as high-performance anode for lithium-ion batteries. Sci Rep 3:2317

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Morris AE, Geiger G, Fine HA (2011) Handbook on Material and Energy Balance Calculations in Material Processing. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Guthoff RF (2006) Atlas of Confocal Laser Scanning In-vivo Microscopy in Ophthalmology: Principles and Applications in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Ophthalmology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Cassini M, Borgnia M, Arzamendia Y, et al (2009) Sociality, Foraging and Habitat Use by Vicuña. In: Gordon IJ (ed) The Vicuña: The Theory and Practice of Community Based Wildlife Management. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp 35–48

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Chromosoma.

Blog post
Davis J (2016) Polio Reported In Nigeria After Two Years With Zero Cases. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/polio-reported-in-nigeria-after-two-years-with-zero-cases/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
Government Accountability Office (2005) Internet Protocol Version 6: Federal Agencies Need to Plan for Transition and Manage Security Risks. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Morales GA (2015) Effects of communication and control latency on air traffic controller acceptance of unmanned aircraft operations. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
Corkery M, Protess B (2016) How the Twinkie Made the Superrich Even Richer. New York Times A1

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Marín 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Marín 2010; Chen and Ma 2013).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Chen and Ma 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Huang et al. 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleChromosoma
AbbreviationChromosoma
ISSN (print)0009-5915
ISSN (online)1432-0886
ScopeGenetics
Genetics(clinical)

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