How to format your references using the Frontiers in Genetic Architecture citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Frontiers in Genetic Architecture. 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
Kühlbrandt, W. (2014). Biochemistry. The resolution revolution. Science 343, 1443–1444.
A journal article with 2 authors
Narayan, A. R. H., and Sherman, D. H. (2013). Chemistry. Re-engineering nature’s catalysts. Science 339, 283–284.
A journal article with 3 authors
Rosin-Arbesfeld, R., Townsley, F., and Bienz, M. (2000). The APC tumour suppressor has a nuclear export function. Nature 406, 1009–1012.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Boucher, P., Gotthardt, M., Li, W.-P., Anderson, R. G. W., and Herz, J. (2003). LRP: role in vascular wall integrity and protection from atherosclerosis. Science 300, 329–332.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Belmont, D. P. (2011). Managing Hedge Fund Risk and Financing. 1 Fusionopolis Walk, #07-01, Solaris South Tower, Singapore 138628: John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte. Ltd.
An edited book
Bloothooft, G., Christen, P., Mandemakers, K., and Schraagen, M. eds. (2015). Population Reconstruction. 1st ed. 2015. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Swanson, R., and Gordon, A. S. (2008). “Say Anything: A Massively Collaborative Open Domain Story Writing Companion,” in Interactive Storytelling: First Joint International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2008 Erfurt, Germany, November 26-29, 2008 Proceedings Lecture Notes in Computer Science., eds. U. Spierling and N. Szilas (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer), 32–40.

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 Frontiers in Genetic Architecture.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015). A Dark Night Is Good For Your Health. IFLScience. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/dark-night-good-your-health/ [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
Government Accountability Office (1996). Telecommunications: Costs Reported by Federal Organizations for Fiscal Year 1995. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Topdemir, C. M. (2010). School counselor accountability practices: A national study.

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
Dynarski, S. (2016). 왜 영재반에서는 흑인과 히스패닉 학생을 보기 힘들까? New York Times, BU6.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Kühlbrandt, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Kühlbrandt, 2014; Narayan and Sherman, 2013).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Narayan and Sherman, 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Boucher et al., 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleFrontiers in Genetic Architecture
AbbreviationFront. Genet.
ISSN (online)1664-8021
ScopeGenetics
Molecular Medicine
Genetics(clinical)

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