How to format your references using the Integrative Omics and Molecular Biology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Integrative Omics and Molecular Biology. 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. Powell K. Stars in the making. Nature. 2004;429:786–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Grant PR, Grant BR. Unpredictable evolution in a 30-year study of Darwin’s finches. Science. 2002;296:707–11.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Shimojo S, Kamitani Y, Nishida S. Afterimage of perceptually filled-in surface. Science. 2001;293:1677–80.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Xu T, Yu X, Perlik AJ, Tobin WF, Zweig JA, Tennant K, et al. Rapid formation and selective stabilization of synapses for enduring motor memories. Nature. 2009;462:915–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Schattke W, Díez Muiño R. Quantum Monte Carlo Programming. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2013.
An edited book
1. Liu J. Autonomy Oriented Computing: From Problem Solving to Complex Systems Modeling. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Croker A, Croker J, Grotowski M. Changing Directions in Healthcare. In: Higgs J, Croker A, Tasker D, Hummell J, Patton N, editors. Health Practice Relationships. Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2014. p. 27–36.

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 Integrative Omics and Molecular Biology.

Blog post
1. Andrews R. White Dwarf Seen Before And After It Exploded By Astronomers. IFLScience. 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/space/white-dwarf-seen-before-and-after-it-exploded-by-astronomers/. 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. Aircraft Maintenance: Additional FAA Oversight Needed of Aging Aircraft Repairs (Vol. II). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Encarnacion M. Does the use of clickers while incorporating small groups discussion increase student learning in the chemistry classroom. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach; 2014.

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. Poniewozik J. A Wolf Roaming the Vatican. New York Times. 2017;:C1.

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 titleIntegrative Omics and Molecular Biology
ISSN (print)2047-9174
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