How to format your references using the Frontiers in Genomic Physiology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Frontiers in Genomic Physiology. 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
Schneier, B. (2001). Protecting privacy and liberty. Nature 413, 773.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sabatini, B. L., and Svoboda, K. (2000). Analysis of calcium channels in single spines using optical fluctuation analysis. Nature 408, 589–593.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wuchty, S., Jones, B. F., and Uzzi, B. (2007). The increasing dominance of teams in production of knowledge. Science 316, 1036–1039.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Llewellyn, M. E., Barretto, R. P. J., Delp, S. L., and Schnitzer, M. J. (2008). Minimally invasive high-speed imaging of sarcomere contractile dynamics in mice and humans. Nature 454, 784–788.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Colloms, M., and Darlington, P. (2005). High Performance Loudspeakers. West Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,.
An edited book
Gilbert, D., and Heiner, M. eds. (2012). Computational Methods in Systems Biology: 10th International Conference, CMSB 2012, London, UK, October 3-5, 2012. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Luciano, J. S., Sayogo, D. S., Ran, W., Depaula, N., Jarman, H., Luna-Reyes, L. F., et al. (2016). “Using Ontologies to Develop and Test a Certification and Inspection Data Infrastructure Building Block,” in Private Data and Public Value: Governance, Green Consumption, and Sustainable Supply Chains, eds. H. Jarman and L. F. Luna-Reyes (Cham: Springer International Publishing), 89–107.

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 Genomic Physiology.

Blog post
Carpineti, A. (2017). Memory Storage Is Going Atomic. IFLScience. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/memory-storage-is-going-atomic/ [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 (2006). Federal Transit Administration: Progress Made in Implementing Changes to the Job Access Program, but Evaluation and Oversight Processes Need Improvement. 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
Seip, N. (2009). A one day training on the human papillomavirus for foster youth receiving independent living services: A grant proposal.

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
Rothenberg, B. (2016). An Exclusive Club, With Elusive Perks. New York Times, B13.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Schneier, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Sabatini and Svoboda, 2000; Schneier, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Sabatini and Svoboda, 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Llewellyn et al., 2008)

About the journal

Full journal titleFrontiers in Genomic Physiology
AbbreviationFront. Physiol.
ISSN (online)1664-042X
ScopePhysiology
Physiology (medical)

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