How to format your references using the Molecular Cytogenetics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Molecular Cytogenetics. 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. Goodman S. Battle to save beleaguered beluga. Nature. 2001;412:108.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Hoerling M, Kumar A. The perfect ocean for drought. Science. 2003;299:691–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Wu L-A, Segal D, Brumer P. No-go theorem for ground state cooling given initial system-thermal bath factorization. Sci Rep. 2013;3:1824.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Kim SH, Lee JH, Hyun H, Ashitate Y, Park G, Robichaud K, et al. Near-infrared fluorescence imaging for noninvasive trafficking of scaffold degradation. Sci Rep. 2013;3:1198.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Scott K. Sustainable and Green Electrochemical Science and Technology. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2017.
An edited book
1. Chapman B, Zheng W, Gao GR, Sato M, Ayguadé E, Wang D, editors. A Practical Programming Model for the Multi-Core Era: 3rd International Workshop on OpenMP, IWOMP 2007, Beijing, China, June 3-7, 2007 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Paldus J. Dynamical Groups. In: Drake G, editor. Springer Handbook of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics. New York, NY: Springer; 2006. p. 87–100.

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 Molecular Cytogenetics.

Blog post
1. Andrews R. Homemade Super-Powerful Laser Bazooka Is More Blinding Than 33 Million Suns [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/homemade-superpowerful-laser-bazooka-is-more-blinding-than-33-million-suns/

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 Resource Management Internal Control Issues. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005 Mar. Report No.: GAO-05-288R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Pincolini R. Latchkey girls [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2017.

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. Barnes B, Buckley C. ‘La La Land’ Dominates With Record Wins. New York Times. 2017 Jan 8;C1.

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 titleMolecular Cytogenetics
AbbreviationMol. Cytogenet.
ISSN (online)1755-8166
ScopeBiochemistry
Genetics
Molecular Biology
Molecular Medicine
Biochemistry, medical
Genetics(clinical)

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