How to format your references using the Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. 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
Helm, D., 2012. Climate policy: The Kyoto approach has failed. Nature 491, 663–665.
A journal article with 2 authors
Raine, N.E., Gill, R.J., 2015. Ecology: Tasteless pesticides affect bees in the field. Nature 521, 38–40.
A journal article with 3 authors
Dame, R.T., Noom, M.C., Wuite, G.J.L., 2006. Bacterial chromatin organization by H-NS protein unravelled using dual DNA manipulation. Nature 444, 387–390.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Deb, K., Sivaguru, M., Yong, H.Y., Roberts, R.M., 2006. Cdx2 gene expression and trophectoderm lineage specification in mouse embryos. Science 311, 992–996.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Brandimarte, P., 2014. Handbook in Monte Carlo Simulation. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Zlatic, V., Hewson, A. (Eds.), 2013. New Materials for Thermoelectric Applications: Theory and Experiment, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Chernoy, V., Shalom, M., Zaks, S., 2008. A Self-stabilizing Algorithm with Tight Bounds for Mutual Exclusion on a Ring, in: Taubenfeld, G. (Ed.), Distributed Computing: 22nd International Symposium, DISC 2008, Arcachon, France, September 22-24, 2008. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 63–77.

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 Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences.

Blog post
O`Callaghan, J., 2015. Fire Fountains on the Moon May Have Been Caused by Carbon Monoxide [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL https://www.iflscience.com/space/fire-fountains-moon-may-have-been-caused-carbon-monoxide/ (accessed 10.30.18).

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
Government Accountability Office, 1999. Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Readiness of State Automated Systems That Support Federal Human Services Programs (No. T-AIMD-99-91). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Kane, B.H., 2017. A Qualitative Exploratory Inquiry of Communicating in a Multigenerational Traditional-Rational Organization (Doctoral dissertation). University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ.

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
Pilon, M., 2012. For Olympic Contenders, the Prefontaine Serves as a Tuneup and as a Barometer. New York Times SP7.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Naldini, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Fisk, 2007; Mellman, 2007).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Raine and Gill, 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Ahlawat et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleBeni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
ISSN (print)2314-8535
Scope

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