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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for European Journal of 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.
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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Klironomos JN. Feedback with soil biota contributes to plant rarity and invasiveness in communities. Nature 2002; 417: 67–70.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Churchman LS, Weissman JS. Nascent transcript sequencing visualizes transcription at nucleotide resolution. Nature 2011; 469: 368–373.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Zheng R-L, Zhang H, Jiang W-L. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha 308G>A polymorphism and risk of rheumatic heart disease: a meta-analysis. Sci Rep 2014; 4: 4731.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Valiyaveetil FI, Leonetti M, Muir TW, Mackinnon R. Ion selectivity in a semisynthetic K+ channel locked in the conductive conformation. Science 2006; 314: 1004–1007.

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. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK, 2012.
An edited book
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Xu LD, Tjoa AM, Chaudhry SS (eds.). Research and Practical Issues of Enterprise Information Systems II: IFIP TC 8 WG 8.9 International Conference on Research and Practical Issues of Enterprise Information Systems (CONFENIS 2007) October 14–16, 2007, Beijing, China. Springer US: Boston, MA, 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
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Floreddu P, Cabiddu F, Pettinao D. Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making: The Case of PPGIS. In: D’Atri A, Ferrara M, George JF, Spagnoletti P (eds). Information Technology and Innovation Trends in Organizations: ItAIS: The Italian Association for Information Systems. Physica-Verlag HD: Heidelberg, 2011, pp 37–44.

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 European Journal of Human Genetics.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Snail Consumes Worm With Incredible Efficiency. IFLScience. 2014.https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/snail-consumes-worm-incredible-efficiency/ (accessed 30 Oct2018).

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. General Aviation: Status of the Industry, Related Infrastructure, and Safety Issues. U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 2001.

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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Kemp LS. Perspective processing in language comprehension: Embodied efffects depend on the pronoun. 2013.

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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Burghardt LF. A Pink Slip-Up For Garbage Pickup. New York Times. 2006; : 14LI7.

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 titleEuropean Journal of Human Genetics
AbbreviationEur. J. Hum. Genet.
ISSN (print)1018-4813
ISSN (online)1476-5438
ScopeGenetics
Genetics(clinical)

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