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
Friedlander M. Physics: A century of cosmic rays. Nature. 2012;483(7390):400-401.
A journal article with 2 authors
Mabuchi H, Doherty AC. Cavity quantum electrodynamics: coherence in context. Science. 2002;298(5597):1372-1377.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hamlin JK, Wynn K, Bloom P. Social evaluation by preverbal infants. Nature. 2007;450(7169):557-559.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Fehér O, Wang H, Saar S, Mitra PP, Tchernichovski O. De novo establishment of wild-type song culture in the zebra finch. Nature. 2009;459(7246):564-568.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Buchstaller I. Quotatives. John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2013.
An edited book
Panigrahi BK, Abraham A, Das S, eds. Computational Intelligence in Power Engineering. Vol 302. Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
Symonds J. Stooping to Pick Up Stones: A Reflection on Urban Archaeology. In: Beaudry MC, Symonds J, eds. Interpreting the Early Modern World: Transatlantic Perspectives. Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology. Springer US; 2011:63-84.

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
Luntz S. Twelve Year Old Discovers New Spider Genus. IFLScience. Published July 23, 2014. Accessed October 30, 2018.


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. Next Generation Air Transportation System: Status of Key Issues Associated with the Transition to NextGen. U.S. Government Printing Office; 2008.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Tabano JG. How Former Division I Student-Athletes Experienced Their Dual Undergraduate Roles: The Internal Competition for an Identity. Published online 2013.

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
Belson K, Pilon M. Marathon Is Set to Go On, Stirring Debate. New York Times. October 31, 2012:B11.

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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