How to format your references using the Epigenomics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Epigenomics. 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
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Errico A. Judge by actions, not words. Nature. 522(7557), 393 (2015).
A journal article with 2 authors
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Whetten RL, Price RC. Chemistry. Nano-golden order. Science. 318(5849), 407–408 (2007).
A journal article with 3 authors
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Pendry JB, Luo Y, Zhao R. Transforming the optical landscape. Science. 348(6234), 521–524 (2015).
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Zheng B, Ma YC, Ostrom RS, et al. RGS-PX1, a GAP for GalphaS and sorting nexin in vesicular trafficking. Science. 294(5548), 1939–1942 (2001).

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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Sage AP, Rouse WB. Economic Systems Analysis and Assessment. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
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Wille R. Towards a Design Flow for Reversible Logic. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
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Junosza-Szaniawski K, Rzążewski P. On Improved Exact Algorithms for L(2,1)-Labeling of Graphs. In: Combinatorial Algorithms: 21st International Workshop, IWOCA 2010, London, UK, July 26-28, 2010, Revised Selected Papers. Iliopoulos CS, Smyth WF (Eds.), Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 34–37 (2011).

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 Epigenomics.

Blog post
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Hale T. The Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Reveals The People’s Choice Award [Internet]. IFLScience (2017). Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/the-wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-reveals-the-peoples-choice-award/.

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. Payments for Independent Research and Development and Bid and Proposal Costs. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

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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Kang EY. Late Twentieth-Century Piano Concert Etudes: A Style Study. (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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Kishkovsky S. In Aisle 3, Merchandise and Perhaps a Masterpiece; Russia’s New Rich Amass Art Collections, Displaying Them in Varied Ways. New York Times, E1 (2004).

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 titleEpigenomics
AbbreviationEpigenomics
ISSN (print)1750-1911
ISSN (online)1750-192X
ScopeCancer Research
Genetics

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