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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Jaffe H. Public health. Whatever happened to the U.S. AIDS epidemic? Science 2004; 305:1243–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Krauss LM, Chaboyer B. Age estimates of globular clusters in the Milky Way: constraints on cosmology. Science 2003; 299:65–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Zenkin N, Yuzenkova Y, Severinov K. Transcript-assisted transcriptional proofreading. Science 2006; 313:518–20.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Nishinaga O, Kikuchi T, Natsui S, Suzuki RO. Rapid fabrication of self-ordered porous alumina with 10-/sub-10-nm-scale nanostructures by selenic acid anodizing. Sci Rep 2013; 3:2748.

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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Stacey WM. Fusion. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2010.
An edited book
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Magnuson JA, Fu PC Jr, editors. Public Health Informatics and Information Systems. 2nd ed. 2014. London: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
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Bárány I, Hubard A, Jerónimo J. Slicing Convex Sets and Measures by a Hyperplane. In: Pollack R, Pach J, Goodman JE, editors. Twentieth Anniversary Volume: Discrete & Computational Geometry. New York, NY: Springer; 2009. page 1–9.

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 D. Watch This Stingray “Inhale” A Spider Crab [Internet]. IFLScience2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]; Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/see-stingray-inhale-spider-crab/

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. Alternative Market Mechanisms for the Student Loan Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2001.

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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Armani MD. Nucleic acid extraction and detection across two-dimensional tissue samples. 2010;

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.
Feeney K. So Greek, So Good. New York Times2006; :NJ6.

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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