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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Blumenthal D. Ecology. Interrelated causes of plant invasion. Science 310: 243–244, 2005.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Van de Walle CG, Neugebauer J. Universal alignment of hydrogen levels in semiconductors, insulators and solutions. Nature 423: 626–628, 2003.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Packer C, Pusey AE, Eberly LE. Egalitarianism in female African lions. Science 293: 690–693, 2001.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Bormashenko E, Pogreb R, Balter S, Aurbach D. Electrically controlled membranes exploiting Cassie-Wenzel wetting transitions. Sci Rep 3: 3028, 2013.

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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Morsali A, Hashemi L. Main Group Metal Coordination Polymers. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017.
An edited book
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Takahashi T, editor. Radiological Issues for Fukushima’s Revitalized Future. Tokyo: Springer Japan, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
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Kumar S, Gulati R. A Survey of Empirical Literature on Bank Efficiency. In: Deregulation and Efficiency of Indian Banks, edited by Gulati R. New Delhi: Springer India, 2014, p. 119–165.

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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Andrew D. A Giant Lava Lamp Inside The Earth Might Be Flipping The Planet’s Magnetic Field [Online]. IFLScience IFLScience: 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/a-giant-lava-lamp-inside-the-earth-might-be-flipping-the-planets-magnetic-field/ [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. Airline Competition: Strategies for Addressing Financial and Competitive Problems in the Airline Industry. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1993.

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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Mehmeti A. Intensive dramaturgical research facilitated the creation of the character Soran Saleen in “The Poetry of Pizza.” 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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Stellin S. District Judge Upholds Government’s Right to Search Electronics at Border. New York Times: B3, 2013.

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 (5–8).

About the journal

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

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