How to format your references using the Transgenic Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Transgenic Research (Transgenic Res). 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
Schiermeier Q (2005) Small is beautiful. Nature 435:532–533
A journal article with 2 authors
Rhee HS, Pugh BF (2012) Genome-wide structure and organization of eukaryotic pre-initiation complexes. Nature 483:295–301
A journal article with 3 authors
Philips JA, Rubin EJ, Perrimon N (2005) Drosophila RNAi screen reveals CD36 family member required for mycobacterial infection. Science 309:1251–1253
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Dong S-N, Yao Y-P, Li J-Q, et al (2013) Room temperature multiferroicity in Bi(4.2)K(0.8)Fe(2)O(9+δ). Sci Rep 3:1245

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Liu J, Dong X, Chen X, et al (2016) Fault Location and Service Restoration for Electrical Distribution Systems. John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd, Singapore
An edited book
Hasegawa Y (2006) Realization Theory and Design of Digital Images. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Jeanquartier F, Jean-Quartier C, Schreck T, et al (2016) Integrating Open Data on Cancer in Support to Tumor Growth Analysis. In: Renda ME, Bursa M, Holzinger A, Khuri S (eds) Information Technology in Bio- and Medical Informatics: 7th International Conference, ITBAM 2016, Porto, Portugal, September 5-8, 2016, Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 49–66

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 Transgenic Research.

Blog post
Andrew E (2014) Live Webcast of Supernova. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/live-webcast-supernova-candidate/. Accessed 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
Government Accountability Office (2007) Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Airport and Airway Trust Fund Excise Taxes. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Shamloo Aliabadi E (2013) The effect of distortion on trajectory of diesel Particulate Matters (PM) from mobile sources. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Lee L (2008) Art? Design? You Make the Call. New York Times F3

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Yu 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Vanderah 2002; Batt 2007).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Rhee and Pugh 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Levin-Zaidman et al. 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleTransgenic Research
AbbreviationTransgenic Res.
ISSN (print)0962-8819
ISSN (online)1573-9368
ScopeAgronomy and Crop Science
Animal Science and Zoology
Biotechnology
Genetics

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