How to format your references using the Human Gene Therapy Clinical Development citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Human Gene Therapy Clinical Development. 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
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Murenzi R. Give the new generation a chance. Nature 2011;474:543.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Rees DC, Howard JB. The interface between the biological and inorganic worlds: iron-sulfur metalloclusters. Science 2003;300:929–931.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Nelson WA, McCauley E, Wrona FJ. Stage-structured cycles promote genetic diversity in a predator-prey system of Daphnia and algae. Nature 2005;433:413–417.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Xie X, Lu J, Kulbokas EJ, et al. Systematic discovery of regulatory motifs in human promoters and 3’ UTRs by comparison of several mammals. Nature 2005;434:338–345.

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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Piegorsch WW, Bailer AJ. Analyzing Environmental Data. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2005.
An edited book
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Deng X, Graham FC (eds). Internet and Network Economics: Third International Workshop, WINE 2007, San Diego, CA, USA, December 12-14, 2007. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
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Di Piazza MC, Vitale G. Parameter Identification for Photovoltaic Source Models. In: Vitale G (ed) Photovoltaic Sources: Modeling and Emulation. London: Springer. 2013; pp. 83–129.

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 Human Gene Therapy Clinical Development.

Blog post
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Andrew E. This Smartphone Case Will Apparently Save Your Sperm From Radiation Damage. IFLScience Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/smartphone-case-apparently-will-save-your-sperm-radiation-damage/. 2015. Accessed October 30, 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. Medicare: Callers Can Access 1-800-MEDICARE Services, but Responsibility within CMS for Limited English Proficiency Plan Unclear. GAO-09-104. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. December 29, 2008.

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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Sheah J. Reading Dreams: Representation of Dreams Through Artists’ Books. Doctoral Dissertation. George Washington University. 2015.

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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Vecsey G. One Bowl That Counts And 34 Others. New York Times, December 10, 2010, p. B9.

In-text citations

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

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 titleHuman Gene Therapy Clinical Development
AbbreviationHum. Gene Ther. Clin. Dev.
ISSN (print)2324-8637
ISSN (online)2324-8645
ScopeGenetics(clinical)

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