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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Fidock DA. Microbiology. Eliminating malaria. Science 2013; 340:1531–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Théry M, Casas J. Predator and prey views of spider camouflage. Nature 2002; 415:133.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Luo J, Shen L, Zheng D. Association between vitamin C intake and lung cancer: a dose-response meta-analysis. Sci Rep 2014; 4:6161.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Aono N, Sutani T, Tomonaga T, Mochida S, Yanagida M. Cnd2 has dual roles in mitotic condensation and interphase. Nature 2002; 417:197–202.

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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Levin MA, Kalal TT. Improving Product Reliability. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2005.
An edited book
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Lee J, Lee MC, Liu H, Ryu J-H, editors. Intelligent Robotics and Applications: 6th International Conference, ICIRA 2013, Busan, South Korea, September 25-28, 2013, Proceedings, Part I. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
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Gerdes JC, Thornton SM. Implementable Ethics for Autonomous Vehicles. In: Maurer M, Gerdes JC, Lenz B, Winner H, editors. Autonomous Driving: Technical, Legal and Social Aspects. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2016. page 87–102.

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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Fang J. Rare “Blond” Penguin Spotted in Antarctica [Internet]. IFLScience2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]; Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/rare-blond-penguin-spotted-antarctica/

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. Highway Needs: An Evaluation of DOT’s Process for Assessing the Nation’s Highway Needs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1987.

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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Cervantes-Kelly MD. Translation and interpretation as a means to improve bilingual high school students’ English and Spanish academic language proficiency. 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
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Walsh MW. A Sour Surprise for Public Pensions. New York Times2016; :BU1.

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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