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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Wisdom J. Swimming in spacetime: motion by cyclic changes in body shape. Science 2003; 299:1865–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Boltasseva A, Shalaev VM. Materials science. All that glitters need not be gold. Science 2015; 347:1308–10.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Amari T, Canou A, Aly J-J. Characterizing and predicting the magnetic environment leading to solar eruptions. Nature 2014; 514:465–9.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Poremba A, Saunders RC, Crane AM, Cook M, Sokoloff L, Mishkin M. Functional mapping of the primate auditory system. Science 2003; 299:568–72.

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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Cox C. An Introduction to LTE. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2012.
An edited book
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Hadzic F. Mining of Data with Complex Structures. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
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Fisher CT. Agricultural Intensification in the Lake Pátzcuaro Basin. In: Thurston TL, Fisher CT, editors. Seeking a Richer Harvest: The Archaeology of Subsistence Intensification, Innovation, and Change. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2007. page 91–106.

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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Andrew E. Exozodiacal Light Could Hinder Direct Imaging of Earth-Like Exoplanets [Internet]. IFLScience2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]; Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/exozodiacal-light-could-hinder-direct-imaging-earth-exoplanets/

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. Computer Security: Unauthorized Access to a NASA Scientific Network. 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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Friedman DE. Characterization of Organic Matter in Suspended Sediments Via Pyrolysis and Oxidation. 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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Pilon M. Fire Survivor and a Possible Olympian: A Horse Named Neville. New York Times2012; :A1.

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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