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. Gregg JM. Applied physics. Stressing ferroelectrics. Science. 2012;336:41–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Xie J, Black DL. A CaMK IV responsive RNA element mediates depolarization-induced alternative splicing of ion channels. Nature. 2001;410:936–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. den Boer SPA, Baer B, Boomsma JJ. Seminal fluid mediates ejaculate competition in social insects. Science. 2010;327:1506–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Kanemura H, Go MJ, Nishishita N, Sakai N, Kamao H, Sato Y, et al. Pigment epithelium-derived factor secreted from retinal pigment epithelium facilitates apoptotic cell death of iPSC. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2334.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Pietersen W. Strategic Learning. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
1. Mobilio S, Boscherini F, Meneghini C, editors. Synchrotron Radiation: Basics, Methods and Applications. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Becvar DS. Facilitating Family Resilience in Clinical Practice. In: Becvar DS, editor. Handbook of Family Resilience. New York, NY: Springer; 2013. p. 51–64.

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. The Most Extreme Weather In the Solar System [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2013 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/most-extreme-weather-solar-system/

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. Social Security Administration: Technology Modernization Needs Improved Planning and Performance Measures. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2012 May. Report No.: GAO-12-723T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Malet DS. Foreign fighters: Transnational identity in civil conflicts [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: 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. Walsh MW. U.S. Sues UnitedHealth Over Medicare Charges. New York Times. 2017 May 20;B2.

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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