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. Dickson D. UK ethicists back use of stem cells. Nature. 2000;404:697.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Gamerdinger M, Deuerling E. Biochemistry. Trigger factor flexibility. Science. 2014;344:590–1.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Frank MJ, Seeberger LC, O’reilly RC. By carrot or by stick: cognitive reinforcement learning in parkinsonism. Science. 2004;306:1940–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Kaplinsky N, Braun D, Lisch D, Hay A, Hake S, Freeling M. Biodiversity (Communications arising): maize transgene results in Mexico are artefacts. Nature. 2002;416:601–2; discussion 600, 602.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Bragg SM. Controllership. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2009.
An edited book
1. Monteiro J, Leuken R van, editors. Integrated Circuit and System Design. Power and Timing Modeling, Optimization and Simulation: 19th International Workshop, PATMOS 2009, Delft, The Netherlands, September 9-11, 2009, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Castillo-Ramírez S, Feil EJ. Covering All the Bases: The Promise of Genome-Wide Sequence Data for Large Population Samples of Bacteria. In: Trueba G, Montúfar C, editors. Evolution from the Galapagos: Two Centuries after Darwin. New York, NY: Springer; 2013. p. 41–62.

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. There’s No Such Thing As Reptiles Any More – And Here’s Why. IFLScience. 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/there-s-no-such-thing-reptiles-any-more-and-here-s-why/. 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. Recovery Act: Broadband Programs Are Ongoing, and Agencies’ Efforts Would Benefit from Improved Data Quality. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2012.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Goldstein TW. Writing in red: The East German Writers Union and the role of literary intellectuals in the German Democratic Republic, 1971-90. Doctoral dissertation. University of North Carolina; 2010.

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. de la MERCED MJ, Steel E. 21st Century Fox and Blackstone May Be Devising a Joint Offer for Tribune Media. New York Times. 2017;:B3.

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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