How to format your references using the Journal of Structural and Functional Genomics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Structural and Functional Genomics. 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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Ciotti L (2009) Galaxy formation: Anatomy of elliptical galaxies. Nature 460:333–334
A journal article with 2 authors
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Sivanand S, Wellen KE (2015) Molecular biology: Salvaging the genome. Nature 524:40–41
A journal article with 3 authors
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Sparrow B, Liu J, Wegner DM (2011) Google effects on memory: cognitive consequences of having information at our fingertips. Science 333:776–778
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Maze I, Covington HE 3rd, Dietz DM, et al (2010) Essential role of the histone methyltransferase G9a in cocaine-induced plasticity. Science 327:213–216

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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Tan Y (2016) Artificial Immune System Applications in Computersecurity. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Borruto F, De Ridder M (2012) HPV and Cervical Cancer: Achievements in Prevention and Future Prospects. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
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Liu X, Li X (2013) Conclusion and Future Directions. In: Li X (ed) Location Privacy Protection in Mobile Networks. Springer, New York, NY, pp 73–75

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 Journal of Structural and Functional Genomics.

Blog post
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Fang J (2014) Pandas’ Bamboo-Only Diet Should Kill Them. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/pandas-bamboo-only-diet-should-kill-them/. 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
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Government Accountability Office (2005) DOD Systems Modernization: Planned Investment in the Naval Tactical Command Support System Needs to be Reassessed. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

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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Culver MD (2015) Assessing the influence of emotional intelligence on effective fire service leadership. Doctoral dissertation, Capella University

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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Billard M (2011) Yogi Guardians, On a Healing Mission. New York Times MB4

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 titleJournal of Structural and Functional Genomics
AbbreviationJ. Struct. Funct. Genomics
ISSN (print)1345-711X
ISSN (online)1570-0267
ScopeBiochemistry
Genetics
Structural Biology
General Medicine

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