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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Petronis A (2010) Epigenetics as a unifying principle in the aetiology of complex traits and diseases. Nature 465:721–727
A journal article with 2 authors
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Neumann GA, Mazarico E (2009) Planetary science. Seeing the missing half. Science 323:885–887
A journal article with 3 authors
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Griffin AS, West SA, Buckling A (2004) Cooperation and competition in pathogenic bacteria. Nature 430:1024–1027
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Clay NK, Adio AM, Denoux C, et al (2009) Glucosinolate metabolites required for an Arabidopsis innate immune response. Science 323:95–101

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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Schütz H, Wiedemann PM, Hennings W, et al (2006) Comparative Risk Assessment. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG
An edited book
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Mathis G (2011) Chest Sonography. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Escobar I, Sánchez-Ortiga E, Saavedra G, Martínez-Corral M (2011) New Analytical Tools for Evaluation of Spherical Aberration in Optical Microscopy. In: Diaspro A (ed) Optical Fluorescence Microscopy: From the Spectral to the Nano Dimension. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 85–99

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) Does This Octopus Have Nine Arms? In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/does-octopus-have-nine-arms/. 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 (1997) Aviation Safety: FAA Oversight of Repair Stations Needs Improvement. 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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Woodard J (2012) Emergent properties. 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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Williams J (2017) The Best Laid Schemes of Mules and Men. New York Times C4

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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