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
Morgan B (2014) Fatty liver disease: the liver labyrinth. Nature 516:S8-9
A journal article with 2 authors
Purnell BA, Hines PJ (2009) Steps to the clinic. Stem cells. Introduction. Science 324:1661
A journal article with 3 authors
Royer DL, Berner RA, Park J (2007) Climate sensitivity constrained by CO2 concentrations over the past 420 million years. Nature 446:530–532
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Stice E, Spoor S, Bohon C, Small DM (2008) Relation between obesity and blunted striatal response to food is moderated by TaqIA A1 allele. Science 322:449–452

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Woods DR (2005) Successful Trouble Shooting for Process Engineers. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG
An edited book
Ammari K (2015) Stabilization of Elastic Systems by Collocated Feedback. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Argyros IK, Magreñán ÁA (2016) Inexact Newton Methods on Riemannian Manifolds. In: Amat S, Busquier S (eds) Advances in Iterative Methods for Nonlinear Equations. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 57–78

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
Evans K (2017) Planet Earth Has Over 60,000 Species Of Trees, Reveals New Global Database. In: IFLScience. 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 (1989) High-Definition Television: Applications for This New Technology. 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
Sherman CP (2001) The effect of head and heart on municipal employee retention. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix

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
Kulish N, Drew C, Rosenberg M (2015) Navy SEALs, a Beating Death and Claims of a Cover-Up. New York Times A1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Morgan 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Purnell and Hines 2009; Morgan 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Purnell and Hines 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Stice et al. 2008)

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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