How to format your references using the BioData Mining citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for BioData Mining. 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
1. Friedman M. Paleontology. Emerging onto a tangled bank. Science. 2009;324:341–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Seelig B, Szostak JW. Selection and evolution of enzymes from a partially randomized non-catalytic scaffold. Nature. 2007;448:828–31.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Ding WW, Murray F, Stuart TE. Gender differences in patenting in the academic life sciences. Science. 2006;313:665–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Zhao J, Qian Y, Bi H-Y, Coltheart M. The visual magnocellular-dorsal dysfunction in Chinese children with developmental dyslexia impedes Chinese character recognition. Sci Rep. 2014;4:7068.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Cauvin C, Escobar F, Serradj A. New Approaches in Thematic Cartography. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
1. Cunningham H, Hanbury A, Rüger S, editors. Advances in Multidisciplinary Retrieval: First Information Retrieval Facility Conference, IRFC 2010, Vienna, Austria, May 31, 2010. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Johansson J, Hassel H. Modelling, Simulation and Vulnerability Analysis of Interdependent Technical Infrastructures. In: Hokstad P, Utne IB, Vatn J, editors. Risk and Interdependencies in Critical Infrastructures: A Guideline for Analysis. London: Springer; 2012. p. 49–65.

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 BioData Mining.

Blog post
1. Fang J. Parasitic wasps must lay their eggs in the right fly, or else [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/parasitic-wasps-must-lay-their-eggs-right-fly-or-else/

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Tax Systems Modernization: IRS Could Have Avoided Successful Protests of Major Computer Procurement. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1992 Mar. Report No.: IMTEC-92-27.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Nguyen C. A psychoeducational support group for Vietnamese American family caregivers of stroke survivors: Grant writing thesis proposal [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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. Crow K. A Once-Quiet Precinct Council Quarrels Over Its Makeup. New York Times. 2001 Jun 24;147.

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 titleBioData Mining
AbbreviationBioData Min.
ISSN (online)1756-0381
ScopeBiochemistry
Genetics
Molecular Biology
Computational Theory and Mathematics
Computer Science Applications
Computational Mathematics

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