How to format your references using the Advances in Biomarker Sciences and Technology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Advances in Biomarker Sciences and Technology. 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
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Merilä J. Evolutionary biology: Perplexing effects of phenotypic plasticity. Nature. 2015;525(7569):326-327.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Plous S, Herzog HA. Poll shows researchers favor lab animal protection. Science. 2000;290(5492):711b.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Tiberti MM, Basili R, Vannoli P. Ups and downs in western Crete (Hellenic subduction zone). Sci Rep. 2014;4:5677.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Soden BJ, Jackson DL, Ramaswamy V, Schwarzkopf MD, Huang X. The radiative signature of upper tropospheric moistening. Science. 2005;310(5749):841-844.

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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Römer H. Theoretical Optics. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2004.
An edited book
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Moriai S, ed. Fast Software Encryption: 20th International Workshop, FSE 2013, Singapore, March 11-13, 2013. Revised Selected Papers. Vol 8424. Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
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Nichols J. Scope of Compensation for Environmental Damage Under the 1992 Civil Liability Convention and the 1992 Fund Convention. In: Maes F, ed. Marine Resource Damage Assessment: Liability and Compensation for Environmental Damage. Springer Netherlands; 2005:59-66.

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 Advances in Biomarker Sciences and Technology.

Blog post
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O`Callaghan J. A Star Is On A Collision Course With The Edge Of Our Solar System. IFLScience. Published December 23, 2016. Accessed October 30, 2018. https://www.iflscience.com/space/a-star-is-on-a-collision-course-with-the-edge-of-our-solar-system/

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. Passenger Facility Charges: Program Implementation and the Potential Effects of Proposed Changes. U.S. Government Printing Office; 1999.

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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Branch J. A Case Study of Perceptions and Experiences among African-American Males Regarding College Dropout Rates in a Community College. Published online 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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Lee L. Parties. Films. Free Food. That’s Entertainment! New York Times. January 30, 2000:91.

In-text citations

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

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 titleAdvances in Biomarker Sciences and Technology
ISSN (print)2543-1064
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