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]
Scholze M. Earth network. Nature 2007;447:228.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Moore KA, Lemischka IR. Stem cells and their niches. Science 2006;311:1880–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Pierce SE, Clack JA, Hutchinson JR. Three-dimensional limb joint mobility in the early tetrapod Ichthyostega. Nature 2012;486:523–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
He X, Mishchuk DO, Shah J, Weimer BC, Slupsky CM. Cross-talk between E. coli strains and a human colorectal adenocarcinoma-derived cell line. Sci Rep 2013;3:3416.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Relethford JH. 50 Great Myths of Human Evolution. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
[1]
Benth FE. Paris-Princeton Lectures on Mathematical Finance 2013: Editors: Vicky Henderson, Ronnie Sircar. vol. 2081. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Linz JE, Wee JM, Roze LV. Aflatoxin Biosynthesis: Regulation and Subcellular Localization. In: Martín J-F, García-Estrada C, Zeilinger S, editors. Biosynthesis and Molecular Genetics of Fungal Secondary Metabolites, New York, NY: Springer; 2014, p. 89–110.

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. Carbon Stored Deep In Antarctic Waters Ended The Last Ice Age. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/carbon-stored-deep-antarctic-waters-ended-last-ice-age/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

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. Highway Infrastructure: Stakeholders’ Views on Time to Conduct Environmental Reviews of Highway Projects. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2003.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Chung J. Understanding caregiving for older adults with dementia in Korean American families. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2009.

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]
Baker P. President Assails ‘Joke’ Justice And Seeks Visa Program’s End. New York Times 2017:A1.

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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