How to format your references using the Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 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
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Smaglik, P. (2003). Cracking the combination. Nature, 423(6938), 463.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Sanders, R. W., & Moore, J. P. (2014). HIV: A stamp on the envelope. Nature, 514(7523), 437–438.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Maret, S., Bergin, E. A., & Lada, C. J. (2006). A low fraction of nitrogen in molecular form in a dark cloud. Nature, 442(7101), 425–427.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
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Zhang, H. Z., Hackbarth, C. J., Chansky, K. M., & Chambers, H. F. (2001). A proteolytic transmembrane signaling pathway and resistance to beta-lactams in staphylococci. Science (New York, N.Y.), 291(5510), 1962–1965.

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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Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG. (2013). MAK- und BAT-Werte-Liste 2013. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
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Zhang, X., Sun, M., Wang, Z., & Huang, X. (Eds.). (2015). Social Media Processing: 4th National Conference, SMP 2015, Guangzhou, China, November 16-17, 2015, Proceedings (Vol. 568). Singapore: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
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Tasquier, L., Venticinque, S., Aversa, R., & Di Martino, B. (2013). Agent Based Application Tools for Cloud Provisioning and Management. In M. Yousif & L. Schubert (Eds.), Cloud Computing: Third International Conference, CloudComp 2012, Vienna, Austria, September 24-26, 2012, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 32–42). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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 Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology.

Blog post
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Taub, B. (2016, December 20). Chimps Feel Decidedly “Meh’ Towards Others. IFLScience. IFLScience. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from

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. (2001). Physical Infrastructure: Crosscutting Issues Planning Conference Report (No. GAO-02-139). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

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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Krau, C. F. (2008). A case study of congregational design and implementation of adult Christian education (Doctoral dissertation). Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.

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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Rosenbloom, S., & Billard, M. (2010, September 16). A Night to Ring Up Some Good Will. New York Times, p. E8.

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 titleApplied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
AbbreviationAppl. Biochem. Biotechnol.
ISSN (print)0273-2289
ISSN (online)1559-0291
ScopeBiochemistry
Biotechnology
Molecular Biology
Bioengineering
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
General Medicine

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