How to format your references using the Genetics Selection Evolution citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Genetics Selection 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.
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. Bagla P. PALEONTOLOGY: Team Rejects Claim of Early Indian Fossils. Science. 2000;289:1273a.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Dupont S, Pörtner H. Marine science: get ready for ocean acidification. Nature. 2013;498:429.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Doligez B, Danchin E, Clobert J. Public information and breeding habitat selection in a wild bird population. Science. 2002;297:1168–70.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Neutze R, Wouts R, van der Spoel D, Weckert E, Hajdu J. Potential for biomolecular imaging with femtosecond X-ray pulses. Nature. 2000;406:752–7.

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. Accounting Best Practices. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
1. Hawksworth DL, Bull AT, editors. Arthropod Diversity and Conservation. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Demant C, Garnica C, Streicher-Abel B. Mark Identification. In: Streicher-Abel B, Garnica C, editors. Industrial Image Processing: Visual Quality Control in Manufacturing. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013. p. 113–50.

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 Genetics Selection Evolution.

Blog post
1. Andrews R. The Female Orgasm Is Not What You Think It Is. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016.

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. Rail Safety: The Federal Railroad Administration Is Taking Steps to Better Target Its Oversight, but Assessment of Results Is Needed to Determine Impact. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007 Jan. Report No.: GAO-07-149.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Thiss PJ. Effects of dedicated academic support services on the persistence rates of California Community College student-athletes [Doctoral dissertation]. [Scottsdale, AZ]: Northcentral 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. Stellin S. Do You Have a Doctor’s Note? New York Times. 2013 Sep 27;RE1.

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 titleGenetics Selection Evolution
AbbreviationGenet. Sel. Evol.
ISSN (online)1297-9686
ScopeAnimal Science and Zoology
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Genetics
General Medicine

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