How to format your references using the Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 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
Schiermeier Q (2001) Network boost for southeast Europe. Nature 410:619
A journal article with 2 authors
Radtke F, Clevers H (2005) Self-renewal and cancer of the gut: two sides of a coin. Science 307:1904–1909
A journal article with 3 authors
Lampard GR, Macalister CA, Bergmann DC (2008) Arabidopsis stomatal initiation is controlled by MAPK-mediated regulation of the bHLH SPEECHLESS. Science 322:1113–1116
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Bignami GF, Caraveo PA, De Luca A, Mereghetti S (2003) The magnetic field of an isolated neutron star from X-ray cyclotron absorption lines. Nature 423:725–727

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Vagelli AA (2011) The Banggai Cardinalfish. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Ermolayev V, Mayr HC, Nikitchenko M, et al (eds) (2014) Information and Communication Technologies in Education, Research, and Industrial Applications: 10th International Conference, ICTERI 2014, Kherson, Ukraine, June 9-12, 2014, Revised Selected Papers. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Green TM, Fisher B (2011) The Personal Equation of Complex Individual Cognition during Visual Interface Interaction. In: Ebert A, Dix A, Gershon ND, Pohl M (eds) Human Aspects of Visualization: Second IFIP WG 13.7 Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Visualization, HCIV (INTERACT) 2009, Uppsala, Sweden, August 24, 2009, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 38–57

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 Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution.

Blog post
Hale T (2017) First Ever Images Of The Recently Discovered Amazon Coral Reef. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/first-ever-images-of-the-recently-discovered-amazon-coral-reef/. Accessed 30 Oct 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) Aviation Security: TSA Has Strengthened Efforts to Plan for the Optimal Deployment of Checked Baggage Screening Systems, but Funding Uncertainties Remain. 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
Park K-S (2006) Transcriptional Regulation In The Respiratory Epithelium During Development And Repair. Doctoral dissertation, University of Cincinnati

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
Billard M (2014) Sunsets and Pink Dolphins Along the Amazon. New York Times TR12

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Schiermeier 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Schiermeier 2001; Radtke and Clevers 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Radtke and Clevers 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Bignami et al. 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleGenetic Resources and Crop Evolution
AbbreviationGenet. Resour. Crop Evol.
ISSN (print)0925-9864
ISSN (online)1573-5109
ScopeAgronomy and Crop Science
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Plant Science
Genetics

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