How to format your references using the Chromosome Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Chromosome Research. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Bowles S (2008) Policies designed for self-interested citizens may undermine “the moral sentiments”: evidence from economic experiments. Science 320:1605–1609
A journal article with 2 authors
Flannigan DJ, Suslick KS (2005) Plasma formation and temperature measurement during single-bubble cavitation. Nature 434:52–55
A journal article with 3 authors
Ji M, Odelius M, Gaffney KJ (2010) Large angular jump mechanism observed for hydrogen bond exchange in aqueous perchlorate solution. Science 328:1003–1005
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Maurer M, Wedemeyer J, Metz M, et al (2004) Mast cells promote homeostasis by limiting endothelin-1-induced toxicity. Nature 432:512–516

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Murray A (2015) The Complete Software Project Manager. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Markopoulos P, Ruyter B de, IJsselsteijn W, Rowland D (eds) (2008) Fun and Games: Second International Conference, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, October 20-21, 2008. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Chen J, Chen D, Wang L, Lemon O (2010) An Advanced Learning Environment Aided by Recognition of Multi-modal Social Signals. In: Luo X, Spaniol M, Wang L, et al. (eds) Advances in Web-Based Learning – ICWL 2010: 9th International Conference, Shanghai, China, December 8-10, 2010. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 41–51

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 Chromosome Research.

Blog post
Hale T (2016) What Is It Like To Dream If You’re Blind? In: IFLScience. 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 (2008) Traffic Safety: NHTSA’s Improved Oversight Could Identify Opportunities to Strengthen Management and Safety in Some States. 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
Young W (2012) Diamagnetism of a supersonic rotating magnetized plasma. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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
Rothenberg B (2017) A Big Step for a Tunisian, and for Arab Countries. New York Times B9

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bowles 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Flannigan and Suslick 2005; Bowles 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Flannigan and Suslick 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Maurer et al. 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleChromosome Research
AbbreviationChromosome Res.
ISSN (print)0967-3849
ISSN (online)1573-6849
ScopeGenetics

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