How to format your references using the Cytogenetic and Genome Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cytogenetic and Genome 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.
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
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Wadman M. Republican candidates clash on fetal tissue in research. Nature. 2000 Feb;403(6771):694.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Han S, Brunet A. Cell biology. Lysosomal lipid lengthens life span. Science. 2015 Jan;347(6217):32–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Casanueva MO, Burga A, Lehner B. Fitness trade-offs and environmentally induced mutation buffering in isogenic C. elegans. Science. 2012 Jan;335(6064):82–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Cardillo M, Mace GM, Jones KE, Bielby J, Bininda-Emonds ORP, Sechrest W, et al. Multiple causes of high extinction risk in large mammal species. Science. 2005 Aug;309(5738):1239–41.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Takezawa K. Guidebook to R Graphics Using Microsoft® Windows. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
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Janosky JE. Single Subject Designs in Biomedicine. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
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Feldmann PR. Considerations About How to Eliminate the Technological Backwardness of Latin America. In: Mukhopadhyay C, Akhilesh KB, Srinivasan R, Gurtoo A, Ramachandran P, Iyer PP, et al., editors. Driving the Economy through Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Emerging Agenda for Technology Management. New Delhi: Springer India; 2013; pp 37–47.

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 Cytogenetic and Genome Research.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Mike Baird Is Right, Culling Sharks Doesn’t Work – Here’s What We Can Do Instead [Internet]. IFLScience. 2015 Aug

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
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Government Accountability Office. ADP Budget: Department of the Army’s Information Technology Systems Obligations. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Guedez A. Developing Correlations for Velocity Models in Vertical Transverse Isotropic Media: Bakken Case Study. 2017

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
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Murphy MJO. The Accidental Mom. New York Times. 2010 May;BR23.

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 titleCytogenetic and Genome Research
AbbreviationCytogenet. Genome Res.
ISSN (print)1424-8581
ISSN (online)1424-859X
ScopeGenetics
Molecular Biology
Genetics(clinical)

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