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. Horby P. H7N9 is a virus worth worrying about. Nature. 2013;496:399.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Wood BJ, Halliday AN. Cooling of the Earth and core formation after the giant impact. Nature. 2005;437:1345–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Krug AZ, Jablonski D, Valentine JW. Signature of the end-Cretaceous mass extinction in the modern biota. Science. 2009;323:767–71.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Xu Q, Kobayashi S, Ye X, Meng X. Comparison of hepatic resection and radiofrequency ablation for small hepatocellular carcinoma: a meta-analysis of 16,103 patients. Sci Rep. 2014;4:7252.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Misra S, Goswami S. Network Routing. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2017.
An edited book
1. Lippens P-E, Jumas J-C, Génin J-MR, editors. ICAME 2005: Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect (ICAME 2005) held in Montpellier, France, 4–9 September 2005 Volume II (Part III–V/V). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Ha D, Upadhyaya S, Ngo H, Pramanik S, Chinchani R, Mathew S. Insider Threat Analysis Using Information-Centric Modeling. In: Craiger P, Shenoi S, editors. Advances in Digital Forensics III: IFIP International Conference on Digital Forensics, National Centre for Forensic Science, Orlando, Florida, January 28-January 31, 2007. New York, NY: Springer; 2007. p. 55–73.

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. Hamilton K. Can Environmentalists Learn To Love – Or Just Tolerate – Nuclear Power? IFLScience. 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/can-environmentalists-learn-to-love-or-just-tolerate-nuclear-power/. 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. GAO Technology Readiness Assessment Guide: Best Practices for Evaluating the Readiness of Technology for Use in Acquisition Programs and Projects--Exposure Draft. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2016.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Crossman DC. The impact of safety culture on worker motivation and the economic bottom line. Doctoral dissertation. Capella University; 2008.

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. Gorman J. Nature’s Escape Artists Build Living Towers. New York Times. 2017;:D4.

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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