How to format your references using the Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part D: Genomics and Proteomics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part D: Genomics and Proteomics. 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
Bohannon, J., 2008. The Gonzo Scientist. Scientists, we need your swords! Science 320, 312.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hartl, F.U., Hayer-Hartl, M., 2002. Molecular chaperones in the cytosol: from nascent chain to folded protein. Science 295, 1852–1858.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wolfsberg, T.G., McEntyre, J., Schuler, G.D., 2001. Guide to the draft human genome. Nature 409, 824–826.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Minot, E.D., Yaish, Y., Sazonova, V., McEuen, P.L., 2004. Determination of electron orbital magnetic moments in carbon nanotubes. Nature 428, 536–539.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Guinebretière, R., 2010. X-ray Diffraction by Polycrystalline Materials. ISTE, London, UK.
An edited book
Mukhopadhyay, S.C. (Ed.), 2016. Next Generation Sensors and Systems, 1st ed. 2016. ed, Smart Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Cazella, S.C., Reategui, E.B., Behar, P., 2010. Recommendation of Learning Objects Applying Collaborative Filtering and Competencies, in: Reynolds, N., Turcsányi-Szabó, M. (Eds.), Key Competencies in the Knowledge Society: IFIP TC 3 International Conference, KCKS 2010, Held as Part of WCC 2010, Brisbane, Australia, September 20-23, 2010. Proceedings, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 35–43.

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 Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part D: Genomics and Proteomics.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2015. Tesla Batteries Might Power Your Home But Stored Fuels Will Still Run the Country [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL https://www.iflscience.com/technology/tesla-batteries-might-power-your-home-stored-fuels-will-still-run-country/ (accessed 10.30.18).

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. Survey of Workforce Investment Board Directors on the Use of Individual Training Accounts, an E-supplement to GAO-05-650 (No. GAO-05-807SP). 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
Powell, J.E., 2013. Menasha Litigation: Wake-Up Call or Just A False Alarm (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Pilon, M., 2013. Sprinter in 1988 Olympic Scandal Denounces Doping. New York Times B18.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bohannon, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Bohannon, 2008; Hartl and Hayer-Hartl, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Hartl and Hayer-Hartl, 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Minot et al., 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleComparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part D: Genomics and Proteomics
AbbreviationComp. Biochem. Physiol. Part D Genomics Proteomics
ISSN (print)1744-117X
ScopeBiochemistry
Genetics
Molecular Biology
Physiology

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