How to format your references using the Epigenetics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Epigenetics. 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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Remer LA. Atmospheric science. Just add aerosols. Science 2014; 344:1089.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Jerolmack DJ, Mohrig D. Palaeoclimatology: formation of Precambrian sediment ripples. Nature 2005; 436:E1; discussion E1-2.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Cohen BA, Hewins RH, Yu Y. Evaporation in the young solar nebula as the origin of “just-right” melting of chondrules. Nature 2000; 406:600–2.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Wei W, Ayad NG, Wan Y, Zhang G-J, Kirschner MW, Kaelin WG Jr. Degradation of the SCF component Skp2 in cell-cycle phase G1 by the anaphase-promoting complex. Nature 2004; 428:194–8.

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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Schaik CPV. The Primate Origins of Human Nature. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2015.
An edited book
1.
Bell KM. Learn to Tango with D. Berkeley, CA: Apress; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
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Militello V. Legal Norms Against the Italian Mafia. In: Elsenbroich C, Anzola D, Gilbert N, editors. Social Dimensions of Organised Crime: Modelling the Dynamics of Extortion Rackets. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. page 65–81.

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 Epigenetics.

Blog post
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O`Callaghan J. Bears Are Terrified Of “UFOs”: Should We Stop Using Drones To Monitor Wildlife? [Internet]. IFLScience2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]; Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/bears-are-terrified-ufos/

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. School Meal Programs: Competitive Foods Are Widely Available and Generate Substantial Revenues for Schools. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005.

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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Cheung M. An integrated change model in project management. 2010;

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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Koblin J. Apple’s First Big TV Move: A Spielberg Series Reboot. New York Times2017; :B3.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleEpigenetics
AbbreviationEpigenetics
ISSN (print)1559-2294
ISSN (online)1559-2308
ScopeCancer Research
Molecular Biology

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