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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Rose S. Darwin 200: Should scientists study race and IQ? NO: Science and society do not benefit. Nature 2009; 457:786–8.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Holland WL, Scherer PE. Cell Biology. Ronning after the adiponectin receptors. Science 2013; 342:1460–1.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Murphy GE, Leadbetter JR, Jensen GJ. In situ structure of the complete Treponema primitia flagellar motor. Nature 2006; 442:1062–4.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Sharma J, Dragoi V, Tenenbaum JB, Miller EK, Sur M. V1 neurons signal acquisition of an internal representation of stimulus location. Science 2003; 300:1758–63.

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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May V, Kühn O. Charge and Energy Transfer Dynamics in Molecular Systems. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH; 2007.
An edited book
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Athreya S, editor. Demystifying Interventional Radiology: A Guide for Medical Students. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
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Nagurney A, Yu M, Floden J. Fashion Supply Chain Network Competition with Ecolabeling. In: Choi T-M, Cheng TCE, editors. Sustainable Fashion Supply Chain Management: From Sourcing to Retailing. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. page 61–84.

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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Luntz S. Textbooks Have Been Getting Fern Sex Wrong, Paper Claims [Internet]. IFLScience2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]; Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/textbooks-have-been-getting-fern-sex-wrong-paper-claims/

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. NASA: Compliance With Cost Limits Cannot Be Verified. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002.

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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Le D. L.A. Children’s Music Therapy Center, LLC. 2015;

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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Itzkoff D, Bai M, Spitznagel E, Hodgman J, Reeves H, Henig S, Gross J, Sittenfeld C, Batali M, Newton M, et al. The One Page Magazine. New York Times2012; :MM13.

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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