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. Hoag H. In search of form and function. Nature. 2003;425:880–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Bandyopadhyay PR, Hansen JC. Breakup and then makeup: a predictive model of how cilia self-regulate hardness for posture control. Sci Rep. 2013;3:1956.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Lin DY-W, Huang S, Chen J. Crystal structures of a polypeptide processing and secretion transporter. Nature. 2015;523:425–30.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Kopp A, Duncan I, Godt D, Carroll SB. Genetic control and evolution of sexually dimorphic characters in Drosophila. Nature. 2000;408:553–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Kriegel J. Unfairly Labeled. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2016.
An edited book
1. Bodlaender HL, Downey R, Fomin FV, Marx D, editors. The Multivariate Algorithmic Revolution and Beyond: Essays Dedicated to Michael R. Fellows on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Scovazzi T. Intangible Cultural Heritage as Defined in the 2003 UNESCO Convention. In: Golinelli GM, editor. Cultural Heritage and Value Creation: Towards New Pathways. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 105–26.

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. Fang J. Video: Rare Sighting of Live Oarfish. IFLScience. 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/video-rare-sighting-live-oarfish/. 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. Commercial Motor Carriers: More Could Be Done to Determine Impact of Excessive Loading and Unloading Wait Times on Hours of Service Violations. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2011.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Sarachana T. Investigation of post-transcriptional gene regulatory networks associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by miRNA expression profiling of lymphoblastoid cell lines. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University; 2009.

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. Schwartz J. Climate Deal Called Too Weak to Meet Goals. New York Times. 2016;:A12.

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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