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. Weaver K. Lab life: Scientists are snobs. Nature. 2013;495:167–8.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Drake JM, Griffen BD. Early warning signals of extinction in deteriorating environments. Nature. 2010;467:456–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Yamamoto-Kawai M, Carmack E, McLaughlin F. Nitrogen balance and Arctic throughflow. Nature. 2006;443:43.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Chen T, Peng H, Durstock M, Dai L. High-performance transparent and stretchable all-solid supercapacitors based on highly aligned carbon nanotube sheets. Sci Rep. 2014;4:3612.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Habart-Corlosquet M, Janssen J, Manca R. VaR Methodology for Non-Gaussian Finance. Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
1. Amara SG. Reviews of Physiology Biochemistry and Pharmacology. Bamberg E, Gudermann T, Hebert SC, Jahn R, Lederer WJ, Lill R, et al., editors. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Stipp H. The Evolution of Cross-Platform Media Use in the United States: Insights from Consumer Research and NBC Universal’s “Olympic Research Lab.” In: Einav G, editor. Transitioned Media: A Turning Point into the Digital Realm. New York, NY: Springer; 2010. p. 53–64.

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. Andrew E. Motorcycle Accident Causes A Man’s Heart To Rotate In His Chest [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/motorcycle-accident-causes-man’s-heart-rotate-his-chest/

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. School Meal Programs: Competitive Foods Are Widely Available and Generate Substantial Revenues for Schools. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005 Aug. Report No.: GAO-05-563.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Rutherford J. What is old is new again: The role of discontinuity in nostalgia-related consumption [Doctoral dissertation]. [Boca Raton, FL]: Florida Atlantic University; 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. Kishkovsky S. Party Time Where the Soviet Army Strutted. New York Times. 2007 Jan 21;TR3.

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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