How to format your references using the Genetic Vaccines and Therapy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Genetic Vaccines and Therapy. 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
1. Wootton JT. Field parameterization and experimental test of the neutral theory of biodiversity. Nature. 2005;433:309–12.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Sloan PA, Palmer RE. Two-electron dissociation of single molecules by atomic manipulation at room temperature. Nature. 2005;434:367–71.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Aitken RJ, Koopman P, Lewis SEM. Seeds of concern. Nature. 2004;432:48–52.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Boorum MM, Vasil’ev YV, Drewello T, Scott LT. Groundwork for a rational synthesis of C60: cyclodehydrogenation of a C60H30 polyarene. Science. 2001;294:828–31.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Brillson LJ. An Essential Guide to Electronic Material Surfaces and Interfaces. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
1. Barceló J, Kuwahara M, editors. Traffic Data Collection and its Standardization. New York, NY: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
1. González DC, Rios RC. Fire Danger, Fire Detection, Quantification of Burned Areas and Description of Post-Fire Vegetation in the Central Area of Chile. In: Chuvieco E, editor. Earth Observation of Wildland Fires in Mediterranean Ecosystems. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009. p. 55–70.

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 Vaccines and Therapy.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Children From Non-Religious Homes Are More Generous Than Their Peers, Study Suggests. IFLScience. 2015. 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
1. Government Accountability Office. Indian Affairs: Key Actions Needed to Ensure Safety and Health at Indian School Facilities. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2016.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Constantine S. Supportive services for transitional and emancipated youth: A grant proposal. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach; 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
1. Kishkovsky S. Russia: Prosecutors Investigate After Exhibition Draws Complaints. New York Times. 2012;:A7.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

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 titleGenetic Vaccines and Therapy
ISSN (print)1479-0556
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