How to format your references using the Mammalian Genome citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Mammalian Genome (Mamm Genome). 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
Gershon D (2000) Western researchers reap rich rewards in eastern institutions. Nature 407:657–658
A journal article with 2 authors
Saviane C, Silver RA (2006) Fast vesicle reloading and a large pool sustain high bandwidth transmission at a central synapse. Nature 439:983–987
A journal article with 3 authors
Cossart R, Aronov D, Yuste R (2003) Attractor dynamics of network UP states in the neocortex. Nature 423:283–288
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Poremba A, Saunders RC, Crane AM, et al (2003) Functional mapping of the primate auditory system. Science 299:568–572

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
van Bosse JG (2002) Signaling in Telecommunication Networks. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, USA
An edited book
Coventry BJ (ed) (2014) Cardio-Thoracic, Vascular, Renal and Transplant Surgery. Springer, London
A chapter in an edited book
Sakadevan K, Nguyen M-L (2015) Factors Influencing Water Dynamics in Agriculture. In: Lichtfouse E (ed) Sustainable Agriculture Reviews: Volume 18. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 145–180

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 Mammalian Genome.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) Spicy Food Is Associated With A Lower Risk Of Death. In: IFLScience. 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
Government Accountability Office (1971) Federal Funds Misused by the School System in Trimble County, Kentucky. 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
Laffier J (2015) A qualitative evaluation of the role of artistic expression in psychological empowerment of bullying victims. Doctoral dissertation, Northcentral 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
Hodara S (2016) Affordability in a Bucolic Setting. New York Times RE17

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Gershon 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Gershon 2000, [CSL STYLE ERROR: reference with no printed form.]).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Saviane and Silver 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Poremba et al. 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleMammalian Genome
AbbreviationMamm. Genome
ISSN (print)0938-8990
ISSN (online)1432-1777
ScopeGenetics

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