How to format your references using the Physiological Genomics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Physiological 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.
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
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Painter PR. Rivers, blood and transportation networks. Nature 408: 159; discussion 160, 2000.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Greene CH, Pershing AJ. Oceans. Climate drives sea change. Science 315: 1084–1085, 2007.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Yanagisawa S, Yoo S-D, Sheen J. Differential regulation of EIN3 stability by glucose and ethylene signalling in plants. Nature 425: 521–525, 2003.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Xu M, Arulandu A, Struck DK, Swanson S, Sacchettini JC, Young R. Disulfide isomerization after membrane release of its SAR domain activates P1 lysozyme. Science 307: 113–117, 2005.

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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Paterson S, Tobias K. Atlas of ear diseases of the dog and cat. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,., 2012.
An edited book
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Eismont P, Konstantinova N, editors. Language, Music, and Computing: First International Workshop, LMAC 2015, St. Petersburg, Russia, April 20-22, 2015, Revised Selected Papers. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
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Walsh ME, Theodorakakis MD, Backe S. Redesigning a Core Function of Schools: A Systemic, Evidence-Based Approach to Student Support. In: Developing Community Schools, Community Learning Centers, Extended-service Schools and Multi-service Schools: International Exemplars for Practice, Policy and Research, edited by Lawson HA, van Veen D. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016, p. 127–147.

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 Physiological Genomics.

Blog post
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O`Callaghan J. Study Confirms That Comets Are Remnants Of The Early Solar System [Online]. IFLScience IFLScience: 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/space/study-confirms-that-comets-are-remnants-of-the-early-solar-system/ [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. ADP Systems: Concerns About DOD’s Composite Health Care System Development Contracts. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1987.

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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Morales CJ. Can early-life activity behavior predict adult compliance with an exercise program in later life? California State University, Long Beach: 2010.

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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Eggers D. Chimanada Ngozi Adichie. New York Times: M2156, 2017.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (2).
This sentence cites two references (2, 4).
This sentence cites four references (2, 4, 6, 8).

About the journal

Full journal titlePhysiological Genomics
AbbreviationPhysiol. Genomics
ISSN (print)1094-8341
ISSN (online)1531-2267
ScopeGenetics
Physiology

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