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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Hoelzel AR. CONSERVATION. Can DNA foil the poachers? Science 2015; 349:34–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Zhang B, Cao C. Policy: Four gaps in China’s new environmental law. Nature 2015; 517:433–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Huey RB, Losos JB, Moritz C. Ecology. Are lizards toast? Science 2010; 328:832–3.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Liu H, Shen X, Tang H, Li J, Xiang T, Yu W. Using microPET imaging in quantitative verification of the acupuncture effect in ischemia stroke treatment. Sci Rep 2013; 3:1070.

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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King AM. Internal Control of Fixed Assets. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
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Talley RC, Montgomery RJV, editors. Caregiving Across the Lifespan: Research • Practice • Policy. New York, NY: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
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Moulaert F, Nussbaumer J. Beyond the Learning Region: The Dialectics of Innovation and Culture in Territorial Development. In: Boschma RA, Kloosterman RC, editors. Learning from Clusters: A Critical Assessment from an Economic-Geographical Perspective. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2005. page 89–109.

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. Second Longest Insect In The World Discovered In Vietnam [Internet]. IFLScience2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]; Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/second-longest-insect-world-discovered-vietnam/

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. Emergency Management: Improved Federal Coordination Could Better Assist K-12 Schools Prepare for Emergencies. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2016.

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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Cooper T. Biting Animals. 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
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Paulson M. ‘Lesser God’ Is Headed For a Broadway Revival. New York Times2017; :C3.

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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