How to format your references using the Genome Announcements citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Genome Announcements. 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
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Park RW. 2014. Anthropology. Stories of Arctic colonization. Science 345:1004–1005.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Gottesman S, Maurizi MR. 2001. Cell biology. Surviving starvation. Science 293:614–615.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Rutberg RL, Hemming SR, Goldstein SL. 2000. Reduced North Atlantic Deep Water flux to the glacial Southern Ocean inferred from neodymium isotope ratios. Nature 405:935–938.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Oliver WD, Yu Y, Lee JC, Berggren KK, Levitov LS, Orlando TP. 2005. Mach-Zehnder interferometry in a strongly driven superconducting qubit. Science 310:1653–1657.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Cheremisinoff NP, Davletshin A. 2010. A Guide to Safe Material and Chemical Handling. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
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2012. Radiology Education: The Evaluation and Assessment of Clinical Competence. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
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Melany M. 2012. Ultrasound Imaging of Thyroid Cancer, p. 63–91. In Braunstein, GD (ed.), Thyroid Cancer. Springer US, Boston, MA.

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 Genome Announcements.

Blog post
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O`Callaghan J. 2015. Buzz Aldrin Wants Us To Colonize Mars by 2039. IFLScience. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/buzz-aldrin-wants-us-colonise-mars-2039/. Retrieved 30 October 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
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Government Accountability Office. 1992. ADP: USDA Farm Service Agencies. IMTEC-92-72R. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Carter KE. 2009. The use of boron-doped diamond film electrodes for the oxidative degradation of perfluorooctane sulfonate and trichloroethylene. Doctoral dissertation. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

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
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Crow K. 2001. The End of Innocence. New York Times.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

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 titleGenome Announcements
AbbreviationGenome Announc.
ISSN (online)2169-8287
Scope

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