How to format your references using the Human Heredity citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Human Heredity. 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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Stace A. Chemistry. Cluster solutions. Science. 2001 Nov;294(5545):1292–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Sommer MA, Wurtz RH. A pathway in primate brain for internal monitoring of movements. Science. 2002 May;296(5572):1480–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Cramer P, Bushnell DA, Kornberg RD. Structural basis of transcription: RNA polymerase II at 2.8 angstrom resolution. Science. 2001 Jun;292(5523):1863–76.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Hattendorf DA, Andreeva A, Gangar A, Brennwald PJ, Weis WI. Structure of the yeast polarity protein Sro7 reveals a SNARE regulatory mechanism. Nature. 2007 Mar;446(7135):567–71.

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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Korn GA. Advanced Dynamic-System Simulation. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
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Zeng D, editor. Advances in Computer Science and Engineering. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
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Kecskemeti G, Gergely M, Visegrádi Á, Nemeth Z, Kovacs J, Kacsuk P. One Click Cloud Orchestrator: Bringing Complex Applications Effortlessly to the Clouds. In: Lopes L, Žilinskas J, Costan A, Cascella RG, Kecskemeti G, Jeannot E, et al., editors. Euro-Par 2014: Parallel Processing Workshops: Euro-Par 2014 International Workshops, Porto, Portugal, August 25-26, 2014, Revised Selected Papers, Part II. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014; pp 38–49.

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 Heredity.

Blog post
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Carpineti A. Scientists Produce The Most Detailed Simulation Of The Universe Yet [Internet]. IFLScience. 2015 Oct [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/most-detailed-simulation-universe-yet/

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. Health Information Technology: HHS Has Taken Important Steps to Address Privacy Principles and Challenges, Although More Work Remains. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 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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Stoecker K. Transfer of Topic-Prominence in Chinese-English Interlanguage. 2013

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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Greenhouse L. Justices Uphold Lethal Injection In Kentucky Case. New York Times. 2008 Apr;A1.

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 titleHuman Heredity
AbbreviationHum. Hered.
ISSN (print)0001-5652
ISSN (online)1423-0062
ScopeGenetics
Genetics(clinical)

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