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. Doudna J. Genome-editing revolution: My whirlwind year with CRISPR. Nature. 2015;528:469–71.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Ogura K, Okamura H. Conformational change of Sos-derived proline-rich peptide upon binding Grb2 N-terminal SH3 domain probed by NMR. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2913.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Hilgenkamp H, Moshchalkov VV, Kes P. Physics. Flux quanta on the move. Science. 2003;302:1159–60.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Moskun AC, Jailaubekov AE, Bradforth SE, Tao G, Stratt RM. Rotational coherence and a sudden breakdown in linear response seen in room-temperature liquids. Science. 2006;311:1907–11.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Chandrasekaran S. Health, Safety, and Environmental Management in Offshore and Petroleum Engineering. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
1. Fegan J, Field MH, editors. Education Across Borders: Politics, Policy and Legislative Action. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Suzuki A, Raya Á, Kawakami Y, Morita M, Matsui T, Nakashima K, et al. Maintenance of Embryonic Stem Cell Pluripotency by Nanog-Mediated Dedifferentiation of Committed Mesoderm Progenitors. In: Rajasekhar VK, Vemuri MC, editors. Regulatory Networks in Stem Cells. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press; 2009. p. 37–53.

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. Carpineti A. Physicists Record Atomic Event With Trillionth Of A Billionth Of A Second Precision [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/physics/physicists-record-atomic-event-with-trillionth-of-a-billionth-of-a-second-precision/

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. Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellites: Agencies Must Act Quickly to Address Risks That Jeopardize the Continuity of Weather and Climate Data. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2010 May. Report No.: GAO-10-558.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Gill GJ. The experience of family caregiving of the terminally ill: A phenomenological study [Doctoral dissertation]. [Minneapolis, MN]: Capella University; 2009.

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. Poniewozik J. A Debate? Or Rivals Just Trying to Go Viral? New York Times. 2016 Oct 10;A15.

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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