How to format your references using the Bioarchitecture citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Bioarchitecture. 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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Endo M. Obituary: Setsuro Ebashi (1922-2006). Nature 2006; 442:996.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Hoekstra HE, Price T. Evolution. Parallel evolution is in the genes. Science 2004; 303:1779–81.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Schuler B, Lipman EA, Eaton WA. Probing the free-energy surface for protein folding with single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy. Nature 2002; 419:743–7.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Hennessy K, Badolato A, Winger M, Gerace D, Atatüre M, Gulde S, Fält S, Hu EL, Imamoğlu A. Quantum nature of a strongly coupled single quantum dot-cavity system. Nature 2007; 445:896–9.

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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Greenspan D. Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH; 2008.
An edited book
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Cordoba A, García-Donoso D, editors. The Sacred and Modernity in Urban Spain: Beyond the Secular City. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan US; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
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Petrusel R. Aggregating Individual Models of Decision-Making Processes. In: Ralyté J, Franch X, Brinkkemper S, Wrycza S, editors. Advanced Information Systems Engineering: 24th International Conference, CAiSE 2012, Gdansk, Poland, June 25-29, 2012. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012. page 47–63.

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 Bioarchitecture.

Blog post
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Andrew E. New Fossil Provides Insight On The Origins Of Echolocation In The Toothed Whale [Internet]. IFLScience2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]; Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/new-fossil-provides-insight-origins-echolocation-toothed-whale/

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. Federal R&D Budget. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1979.

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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Cao Y. Morphological and Functional Characterization of the Neurotransmitter GABA in Adult Rat Taste Buds. 2006;

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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Donohue JJ Iii, Schoening M. The Grim Reaper of Alabama. New York Times2017; :A17.

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 titleBioarchitecture
AbbreviationBioarchitecture
ISSN (print)1949-0992
ISSN (online)1949-100X
ScopeCell Biology
Structural Biology
General Medicine

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