How to format your references using the Biomaterials Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Biomaterials Research. 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. Vela C. Turn Spain’s budget crisis into an opportunity. Nature. 2012;486:7.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Wells JA, McClendon CL. Reaching for high-hanging fruit in drug discovery at protein-protein interfaces. Nature. 2007;450:1001–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Ferrari G, Stornaiuolo A, Mavilio F. Failure to correct murine muscular dystrophy. Nature. 2001;411:1014–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Nelson CM, Vanduijn MM, Inman JL, Fletcher DA, Bissell MJ. Tissue geometry determines sites of mammary branching morphogenesis in organotypic cultures. Science. 2006;314:298–300.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Russell LCR, Hodgetts CTJ, Mahoney CPF, Castle N. Disaster Rules. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2010.
An edited book
1. Hvam L. Product Customization. Mortensen NH, Riis J, editors. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Shabtai A, Elovici Y, Rokach L. Data Leakage/Misuse Scenarios. In: Elovici Y, Rokach L, editors. A Survey of Data Leakage Detection and Prevention Solutions. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2012. p. 39–46.

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 Biomaterials Research.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Don’t Panic, The Internet Won’t Rot Children’s Brains [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/don-t-panic-internet-won-t-rot-children-s-brains/

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. The Stafford Student Loan Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990 Feb. Report No.: T-HRD-90-13.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Wurster KW. Management matter? Effects of charcoal production management on woodland regeneration in Senegal [Doctoral dissertation]. [College Park, MD]: University of Maryland, College Park; 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
1. Pilon M. Dog’s Death After Westminster Has Handler Suspecting It Wasn’t an Accident. New York Times. 2013 Feb 28;B12.

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 titleBiomaterials Research
AbbreviationBiomater. Res.
ISSN (online)2055-7124
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