How to format your references using the Bioengineered citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Bioengineered. 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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Witten E. Unravelling string theory. Nature 2005; 438:1085.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Plaçais P-Y, Preat T. To favor survival under food shortage, the brain disables costly memory. Science 2013; 339:440–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Burke M, Hsiang SM, Miguel E. Global non-linear effect of temperature on economic production. Nature 2015; 527:235–9.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Yang Q, Bermingham NA, Finegold MJ, Zoghbi HY. Requirement of Math1 for secretory cell lineage commitment in the mouse intestine. Science 2001; 294:2155–8.

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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Fitschen K. Building Reliable Trading Systems. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
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Gabrys B, Leiviskä K, Strackeljan J, editors. Do Smart Adaptive Systems Exist?: Best Practice for Selection and Combination of Intelligent Methods. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
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Zhaochun W. A Path Out of the Management Theory Jungle: In: Dai M, editor. Innovative Computing and Information: International Conference, ICCIC 2011, Wuhan, China, September 17-18, 2011. Proceedings, Part II. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011. page 26–33.

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 Bioengineered.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Chimpanzee Thievery Caught On Film [Internet]. IFLScience2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]; Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/chimpanzee-thievery-caught-film/

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. Space Transportation: NASA Has No Firm Need for Increasingly Costly Orbital Maneuvering Vehicle. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990.

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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Hawkins JT. A Private Solution to a Public Problem: Managing Hydraulic Fracturing Risks by Enhancing Private Governance through Mandatory Insurance Requirements. 2017;

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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(nyt) SK. World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Mandatory Military Service. New York Times2003; :A8.

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 titleBioengineered
AbbreviationBioeng. Bugs
ISSN (print)1949-1018
ISSN (online)1949-1026
ScopeBiotechnology
Bioengineering
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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