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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Marchand AP (2003) Chemistry. Diamondoid hydrocarbons--delving into nature’s bounty. Science 299:52–53
A journal article with 2 authors
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Clark CM, Tilman D (2008) Loss of plant species after chronic low-level nitrogen deposition to prairie grasslands. Nature 451:712–715
A journal article with 3 authors
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Yozwiak NL, Schaffner SF, Sabeti PC (2015) Data sharing: Make outbreak research open access. Nature 518:477–479
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Krot AN, Meibom A, Russell SS, et al (2001) A new astrophysical setting for chondrule formation. Science 291:1776–1779

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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De Vos A (2010) Reversible Computing. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
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Stadler C, Wieser M, Kirk K (2016) Psychodrama. Empirical Research and Science 2. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden
A chapter in an edited book
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Ellis J (2014) Supersymmetric fits after the Higgs discovery and implications for model building. In: Antoniadis I, Ghilencea D (eds) Supersymmetry After the Higgs Discovery. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 59–69

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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Carpineti A (2017) When The Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole Last Had A Meal. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/when-the-milky-ways-supermassive-black-hole-last-had-a-meal/. 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 (1979) New Alien Identification System--Little Help in Stopping Illegal Aliens. 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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Tovar L (2009) Perceived life satisfaction of previously undocumented Latino immigrants. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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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Crow K (2001) Healing and Burnout, 12 Hours at a Stretch. New York Times 152

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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