How to format your references using the Current Genetic Medicine Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Genetic Medicine Reports. 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
1. Duster T. Medicine. Race and reification in science. Science. 2005;307:1050–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Ranen MC, Jacobsen SB. Barium isotopes in chondritic meteorites: implications for planetary reservoir models. Science. 2006;314:809–12.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Nakada D, Saunders TL, Morrison SJ. Lkb1 regulates cell cycle and energy metabolism in haematopoietic stem cells. Nature. 2010;468:653–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Black BE, Foltz DR, Chakravarthy S, Luger K, Woods VL Jr, Cleveland DW. Structural determinants for generating centromeric chromatin. Nature. 2004;430:578–82.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Milne D. The Psychology of Retirement. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.; 2012.
An edited book
1. Schweingruber FH. Atlas of Stem Anatomy in Herbs, Shrubs and Trees: Volume 1. 1st ed. Börner A, Schulze E-D, editors. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Simon A, Davey B, Flaiz B, Karpathiou V, Wickramasinghe N. A Multi-centred Empirical Study to Measure and Validate User Satisfaction with Hospital Information Services in Australia and Germany. In: Wickramasinghe N, Troshani I, Tan J, editors. Contemporary Consumer Health Informatics. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 91–100.

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 Current Genetic Medicine Reports.

Blog post
1. Davis J. Why Are Pandas Black And White? [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from:


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
1. Government Accountability Office. Educational Achievement Standards: NAGB’s Approach Yields Misleading Interpretations. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1993 Jun. Report No.: PEMD-93-12.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Smith KL. Initial construct validation of the color figure mazes test [Doctoral dissertation]. [Malibu, CA]: Pepperdine University; 2012.

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
1. Brantley B. A Madcap Princess Who Is Making Her Own Bed. New York Times. 2015 Dec 14;C1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleCurrent Genetic Medicine Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Genet. Med. Rep.
ISSN (online)2167-4876

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