Today, Petra wrote me asking how to include citations on her resume. If you are in an academic or scientific career, citing your research, publications, posters, and presentations is important. To establish yourself as a professional, you must properly organize and present this information. Below is an example of a citation before and after we revised it.
Co-author, “H-Ferdi, a protein phosphatase that regulates mylocondorlial growth factor receptor-mediated signal transduction and biological activity.” J. Biol. Chem. 272: 4583-57288, 2012
Invited to deliver speech, “Distinguishing H-Ferdi inhibitors from Cleracin” at Keystone Meeting on H-Ferdi signaling in Disease, April 22nd-27th 20011
Hill, L.W., Parker, S., Lanois, C., Perez, C.D., Benji, A.D., Choi, E.H., Edensen, R.L., Peters, R.A. (2012) “H-Ferdi, a protein phosphatase that regulates mylocondorlial growth factor receptor-mediated signal transduction and biological activity.” J. Biol. Chem. 272: 4583-57288.
Presenter, “Distinguishing H-Ferdi inhibitors from Cleracin,” Keystone Meeting on H-Ferdi Signaling in Disease, April 22-27, 2011, San Francisco, CA.
For publications, first show the authors’ names. It is proper to show last name, followed by first and middle initials. The name of the candidate should be in bold. Next show the year enclosed in parenthesis, the title of the article, the name of the journal (italicized), and lastly the issue and volume numbers. If there are specific pages, you can indicate that as well. (for example, pp. 234-247)
For presentations, indicate your role. This may be presenter, panelist, or keynote speaker. Next mention the title or topic you presented followed by the forum, date(s), and location.
Take time to double and triple check each item of data. The reader will likely research this data and an incorrect journal volume or date can lead to confusion and possibly the end to your candidacy for the position. Citations become easier as you become more familiar with the proper format. If you have questions about your CV or resume, contact me. I have extensive experience developing CVs for candidates in scientific and academic fields. I would be happy to help you.