How to format your references using the Egyptian Journal of Medical Human Genetics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Egyptian Journal of Medical Human Genetics. 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
[1]
Musacchio A. Molecular biology. Surfing chromosomes (and Survivin). Science 2010;330:183–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Bier E, De Robertis EM. EMBRYO DEVELOPMENT. BMP gradients: A paradigm for morphogen-mediated developmental patterning. Science 2015;348:aaa5838.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
West SA, Pen I, Griffin AS. Cooperation and competition between relatives. Science 2002;296:72–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Moreno PI, Jacobson GL Jr, Lowell TV, Denton GH. Interhemispheric climate links revealed by late-glacial cooling episode in southern Chile. Nature 2001;409:804–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Davies G. Designing and Developing Scalable IP Networks. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2005.
An edited book
[1]
Ábrahám E, Bonsangue M, Johnsen EB, editors. Theory and Practice of Formal Methods: Essays Dedicated to Frank de Boer on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday. vol. 9660. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Spolski R, Leonard WJ. Interleukin-21: A Pleiotropic Mediator of Immunity and Inflammation with Broad Therapeutic Potential. In: Yoshimoto T, Yoshimoto T, editors. Cytokine Frontiers: Regulation of Immune Responses in Health and Disease, Tokyo: Springer Japan; 2014, p. 125–46.

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 Egyptian Journal of Medical Human Genetics.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Humanity Is In The Existential Danger Zone, Study Confirms. IFLScience 2015.

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Higher Education: Trustee Arrangements Serve Useful Purpose in Student Loan Market. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2000.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Cherukuri H. 1, 3-Dipolar Reaction of gem-Dicyanoepoxide with a Fluoro-Olefin. Doctoral dissertation. Southern Illinois University, 2014.

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]
Barron J. An Ink-Stained Reunion After Years of Digital Upheaval. New York Times 2017:A24.

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 titleEgyptian Journal of Medical Human Genetics
AbbreviationEgypt. J. Med. Hum. Genet.
ISSN (print)1110-8630
ScopeGenetics(clinical)

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