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]
Maxmen A. Public health: Death at the doorstep. Nature 2012;484:S19-21.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Robles-De-La-Torre G, Hayward V. Force can overcome object geometry in the perception of shape through active touch. Nature 2001;412:445–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Swiontek SE, Pulsifer DP, Lakhtakia A. Optical sensing of analytes in aqueous solutions with a multiple surface-plasmon-polariton-wave platform. Sci Rep 2013;3:1409.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Crawley MJ, Brown SL, Hails RS, Kohn DD, Rees M. Transgenic crops in natural habitats. Nature 2001;409:682–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Lado EP. The Common Fisheries Policy. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
[1]
Shoniregun CA. Securing Biometrics Applications. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Cameron D, Shaw S. Conclusions. In: Shaw S, editor. Gender, Power and Political Speech: Women and Language in the 2015 UK General Election, London: Palgrave Macmillan UK; 2016, p. 113–36.

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. How To Raise Tasty Cannibal Crabs. 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. Information Technology Management: SBA Needs to Establish Policies and Procedures for Key IT Processes. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2000.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Gokhin DS. Structural and functional roles of nebulin in skeletal muscle. Doctoral dissertation. University of California San Diego, 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]
Kenigsberg B. This Time Tomorrow. New York Times 2017:C9.

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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