How to format your references using the Public Health Genomics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Public Health 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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Smith C. The silent treatment. Nature. 2003 Mar;422(6929):342.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Schulz C, Rehling P. Cell biology. Powering the cell cycle. Science. 2014 Nov;346(6213):1059–60.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Montoya JM, Pimm SL, Solé RV. Ecological networks and their fragility. Nature. 2006 Jul;442(7100):259–64.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Sahin E, Colla S, Liesa M, Moslehi J, Müller FL, Guo M, et al. Telomere dysfunction induces metabolic and mitochondrial compromise. Nature. 2011 Feb;470(7334):359–65.

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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Boillot M. Advanced Smart Grids for Distribution System Operators: Volume 1. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014.
An edited book
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Kim E, Kim BHS, editors. Quantitative Regional Economic and Environmental Analysis for Sustainability in Korea. Singapore: Springer; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
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Belopolskaya Y. Probabilistic Counterparts for Strongly Coupled Parabolic Systems. In: Melas VB, Mignani S, Monari P, Salmaso L, editors. Topics in Statistical Simulation: Research Papers from the 7th International Workshop on Statistical Simulation. New York, NY: Springer; 2014; pp 47–55.

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 Public Health Genomics.

Blog post
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Luntz S. Space Telescope Reveals Predecessors of Giant Stars and Mysterious Ring [Internet]. IFLScience. 2014 Jun [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/space-telescope-reveals-predecessors-giant-stars-and-mysterious-ring/

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. Medicare Part D: CMS Has Implemented Processes to Oversee Plan Finder Pricing Accuracy and Improve Website Usability. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2014.

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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Haigh CV. More Than Skin Deep: The Impact of Self-Esteem, Desire for Lighter Skin, and Gender on the Mental Health of University Students in Thailand. 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
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Pilon M. Seau Brain Tissue Is Donated to National Institute for Study. New York Times. 2012 Jul;B14.

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 titlePublic Health Genomics
AbbreviationPublic Health Genomics
ISSN (print)1662-4246
ISSN (online)1662-8063
ScopeGenetics(clinical)
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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