How to format your references using the Analytical Biochemistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Analytical Biochemistry. 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
[1]
J.K. Hurst, Chemistry. In pursuit of water oxidation catalysts for solar fuel production, Science. 328 (2010) 315–316.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
P.G. Debenedetti, S. Sarupria, Chemistry. Hydrate molecular ballet, Science. 326 (2009) 1070–1071.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
E. Lieberman, C. Hauert, M.A. Nowak, Evolutionary dynamics on graphs, Nature. 433 (2005) 312–316.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
G. Korniss, M.A. Novotny, H. Guclu, Z. Toroczkai, P.A. Rikvold, Suppressing roughness of virtual times in parallel discrete-event simulations, Science. 299 (2003) 677–679.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
E. Danson, Drawing the Line, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ, 2016.
An edited book
[1]
N. Bartels, ed., Applied Linguistics and Language Teacher Education, Springer US, Boston, MA, 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
G. Bocewicz, R. Wójcik, Z. Banaszak, Cyclic Scheduling for Supply Chain Network, in: J.M.C. Rodríguez, J.B. Pérez, P. Golinska, S. Giroux, R. Corchuelo (Eds.), Trends in Practical Applications of Agents and Multiagent Systems: 10th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2012: pp. 39–47.

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 Analytical Biochemistry.

Blog post
[1]
K. Hamilton, Tooth Be Told: Millions Of Years Of Evolutionary History Mark Those Molars, IFLScience. (2017). https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/tooth-be-told-millions-of-years-of-evolutionary-history-mark-those-molars/ (accessed October 30, 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
[1]
Government Accountability Office, Reclaim for Mileage and Relocation Expenses, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1973.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
J.D. Jones, Parental attachment style: Links with parent and adolescent perceptions of parenting and observed secure base behaviors, Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, 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
[1]
B. Brantley, Bewildered Rage Over Lives Cut Short, New York Times. (2017) C2.

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 titleAnalytical Biochemistry
AbbreviationAnal. Biochem.
ISSN (print)0003-2697
ScopeBiochemistry
Biophysics
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology

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