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 (Curr Genet Med Rep). 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. Minsky M. Time for an aspirin. Nature. 2000;403:592.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Kaleeba JAR, Berger EA. Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus fusion-entry receptor: cystine transporter xCT. Science. 2006;311:1921–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Togashi T, Sasaki H, Yoshimura J. A geometrical approach explains Lake Ball (Marimo) formations in the green alga, Aegagropila linnaei. Sci Rep. 2014;4:3761.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Weismann A, Wenderoth M, Lounis S, Zahn P, Quaas N, Ulbrich RG, et al. Seeing the Fermi surface in real space by nanoscale electron focusing. Science. 2009;323:1190–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Rigo M. Formal Languages, Automata and Numeration Systems 2. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014.
An edited book
1. Faccio D, Belgiorno F, Cacciatori S, Gorini V, Liberati S, Moschella U, editors. Analogue Gravity Phenomenology: Analogue Spacetimes and Horizons, from Theory to Experiment. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Darrigol O. Stueckelberg’s Unitary Field Theory of 1936–1939. In: Lacki J, Ruegg H, Wanders G, editors. ECG Stueckelberg, An Unconventional Figure of Twentieth Century Physics: Selected Scientific Papers with Commentaries. Basel: Birkhäuser; 2009. p. 53–72.

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. Andrew D. Yes, You Heard Right: More Cane Toads Really Can Help Us Fight Cane Toads [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [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. Aviation Finance: Observations on the Current FAA Funding Structure’s Support for Aviation Activities, Issues Affecting Future Costs, and Proposed Funding Changes. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007 Aug. Report No.: GAO-07-1163T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Dickens JR. The experience of recovery from alcohol/drugs (AOD) [Doctoral dissertation]. [Minneapolis, MN]: Capella University; 2011.

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. Severson K. In Pursuit of Farm Fresh Flavor. New York Times. 2007 Aug 19;LI1.

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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