How to format your references using the BioDrugs citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for BioDrugs. 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. Konner M. Weaving life’s pattern. Nature. 2002;418:279.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Wilson JH, Elledge SJ. Cancer. BRCA2 enters the fray. Science. 2002;297:1822–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Kärkäs MD, Matsuura BS, Stephenson CRJ. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Enchained by visible light-mediated photoredox catalysis. Science. 2015;349:1285–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Wilson SD, Dai P, Li S, Chi S, Kang HJ, Lynn JW. Resonance in the electron-doped high-transition-temperature superconductor Pr0.88LaCe0.12CuO4-delta. Nature. 2006;442:59–62.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Ytterdal T, Cheng Y, Fjeldly TA. Device Modeling for Analog and RF CMOS Circuit Design. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2003.
An edited book
1. Link S, Trujillo JC, editors. Advances in Conceptual Modeling: ER 2016 Workshops, AHA, MoBiD, MORE-BI, MReBA, QMMQ, SCME, and WM2SP, Gifu, Japan, November 14–17, 2016, Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Downie JS, Ehmann AF, Bay M, Jones MC. The Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange: Some Observations and Insights. In: Raś ZW, Wieczorkowska AA, editors. Advances in Music Information Retrieval. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. p. 93–115.

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 BioDrugs.

Blog post
1. Luntz S. Increase In Gun Deaths Linked To “Stand Your Ground” Law In Florida [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/increase-in-gun-deaths-linked-to-stand-your-ground-law-in-florida/

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. Contract With Education, Training, and Research Sciences Corporation for Processing Applications To Serve in the VISTA Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1971 Aug. 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. Fountain JM. Differences in Generational Work Values in America and Their Implications for Educational Leadership: A Longitudinal Test of Twenge’s Model [Doctoral dissertation]. [ Lafayette, LA]: University of Louisiana; 2014.

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. Card J. Breathtaking Beauty. New York Times. 2017 Jul 25;TR7.

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 titleBioDrugs
AbbreviationBioDrugs
ISSN (print)1173-8804
ISSN (online)1179-190X
ScopeBiotechnology
General Medicine
Pharmacology (medical)
Pharmacology

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