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. Dwek E. Astronomy. The supernova origin of interstellar dust. Science. 2006;313:178–80.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Romanov-Michailidis F, Rovis T. Organic chemistry: Natural polarity inverted. Nature. 2015;523:417–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Rössler UK, Bogdanov AN, Pfleiderer C. Spontaneous skyrmion ground states in magnetic metals. Nature. 2006;442:797–801.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Wolff J, Papathanasiou AG, Kevrekidis IG, Rotermund HH, Ertl G. Spatiotemporal addressing of surface activity. Science. 2001;294:134–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. D’Andrea A, Sjogren J. Veterinary Technician’s Large Animal Daily Reference Guide. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
1. Saha D. Manufacturing Performance Management using SAP OEE: Implementing and Configuring Overall Equipment Effectiveness. Syamsunder M, Chakraborty S, editors. Berkeley, CA: Apress; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Hanson GR, Noble CJ, Benson S. XSophe – Sophe – XeprView and Molecular Sophe: Computer Simulation Software Suites for the Analysis of Continuous Wave and Pulsed EPR and ENDOR Spectra. In: Lund A, Shiotani M, editors. EPR of Free Radicals in Solids I: Trends in Methods and Applications. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2013. p. 223–83.

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. Carpineti C. This Is What Aliens Might Look Like If They Evolved On A Planet That Orbits A Red Dwarf Star [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. Social Security: Improved Telephone Accessibility Would Better Serve the Public. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1986 Aug. Report No.: HRD-86-85.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Ruiz-Resto JV. The Effects of Technical and Imagery-based Instruction on Aspiring Performing Artists’ Acquisition of Learning Newly Composed Pieces and Improvisation and on Listeners’ Perceived Expressivity [Doctoral dissertation]. [Tampa, FL]: University of South Florida; 2016.

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. Novick SM. Local Bakeries Prepare for Holiday Overdrive. New York Times. 2013 Nov 10;LI10.

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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