How to format your references using the Medicine in Omics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Medicine in Omics. 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]
Medzhitov R. Origin and physiological roles of inflammation. Nature 2008;454:428–35.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Nacher JC, Akutsu T. Structural controllability of unidirectional bipartite networks. Sci Rep 2013;3:1647.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Saran R, Stolojan V, Curry RJ. Ultrahigh performance C60 nanorod large area flexible photoconductor devices via ultralow organic and inorganic photodoping. Sci Rep 2014;4:5041.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Wilson AM, Hubel TY, Wilshin SD, Lowe JC, Lorenc M, Dewhirst OP, et al. Biomechanics of predator-prey arms race in lion, zebra, cheetah and impala. Nature 2018;554:183–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Adhikari SK. Variational Principles and the Numerical Solution of Scattering Problems. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2005.
An edited book
[1]
Faber W, Paschke A, editors. Reasoning Web. Web Logic Rules: 11th International Summer School 2015, Berlin, Germany, July 31- August 4, 2015, Tutorial Lectures. vol. 9203. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Moritz N, Goetze S, Appell J-E. Ambient Voice Control for a Personal Activity and Household Assistant. In: Wichert R, Eberhardt B, editors. Ambient Assisted Living: 4. AAL-Kongress 2011, Berlin, Germany, January 25–26, 2011, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011, p. 63–74.

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 Medicine in Omics.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Meet The Man With Two Functioning Penises. IFLScience 2015.

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. International Space Station: U.S. Life-Cycle Funding Requirements. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Davis PJ. A comparison of a high and low -performing school in the Soroti Catholic Diocese, Uganda, East -Africa. Doctoral dissertation. Northcentral University, 2009.

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]
Williams J. New Ways to Woo Jaded Consumers. New York Times 2017:C5.

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 titleMedicine in Omics
ISSN (print)2590-1249
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