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. Carrel L. Molecular biology. “X”-rated chromosomal rendezvous. Science. 2006;311:1107–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Chen MS, White MC. A predictably selective aliphatic C-H oxidation reaction for complex molecule synthesis. Science. 2007;318:783–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Sinclair ARE, Mduma S, Brashares JS. Patterns of predation in a diverse predator-prey system. Nature. 2003;425:288–90.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Fronzes R, Schäfer E, Wang L, Saibil HR, Orlova EV, Waksman G. Structure of a type IV secretion system core complex. Science. 2009;323:266–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Batten LM. Public Key Cryptography. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
1. Fitzpatrick TR, editor. Treating Vulnerable Populations of Cancer Survivors: A Biopsychosocial Approach. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Hale MR. Apostles of Freedom: Pro-French American Democrats and Thomas Paine as Religious Crusaders. In: Cleary S, Stabell IL, editors. New Directions in Thomas Paine Studies. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan US; 2016. p. 69–91.

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. Taub B. Mystery Of Belgian King’s Blood Finally Solved After 80 Years [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/mystery-belgian-king-blood-finally-solved-after-80-years/

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. Alleged Violations of the Kentucky State Plan for Vocational Education and Federal Regulations on Vocational Education by the Kentucky Department of Education. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1973 Mar. Report No.: B-164031(1).

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Tomko PR. Understanding the factors affecting the influence of children on their parents’ total purchases [Doctoral dissertation]. [Minneapolis, MN]: Capella University; 2012.

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. The Bus Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore. New York Times. 2002 Dec 8;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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