How to format your references using the Genome Integrity citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Genome Integrity. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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. Huber JA. MICROBIAL ECOLOGY. Making methane down deep. Science. 2015;349:376–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Bradbury A, Plückthun A. Reproducibility: Standardize antibodies used in research. Nature. 2015;518:27–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Pan X, Liu F, Zhang M. Comment on “Productivity is a poor predictor of plant species richness.” Science. 2012;335:1441; author reply 1441.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Tsai W-W, Wang Z, Yiu TT, Akdemir KC, Xia W, Winter S, et al. TRIM24 links a non-canonical histone signature to breast cancer. Nature. 2010;468:927–32.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Merrills J, Fisher J. Pharmacy Law and Practice. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Science Ltd; 2008.
An edited book
1. Bogdandy A von. Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Treerattanapitak K, Jaruskulchai C. Generalized Agglomerative Fuzzy Clustering. In: Huang T, Zeng Z, Li C, Leung CS, editors. Neural Information Processing: 19th International Conference, ICONIP 2012, Doha, Qatar, November 12-15, 2012, Proceedings, Part III. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012. p. 34–41.

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 Integrity.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Jet Car Could Travel 550mph. IFLScience. 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/technology/jet-car-could-travel-550mph/. 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. Problems in the Federal Funding of School Bus Driver Training Programs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1977.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Schenkelberg V. Cultural competence training: A grant proposal. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach; 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. Murphy MJO. Opening Night for ‘Arsenic and Old Lace.’ New York Times. 2015;:C28.

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 titleGenome Integrity
ISSN (print)2041-9414
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