How to format your references using the Biomedical Microdevices citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Biomedical Microdevices. 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
I. A. Grenier, Nature 404, 344 (2000).
A journal article with 2 authors
E. Belloc and R. Méndez, Nature 452, 1017 (2008).
A journal article with 3 authors
B. Levine, N. Mizushima, and H. W. Virgin, Nature 469, 323 (2011).
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Y. Zhang, Y. Liu, J. Chen, Q. Guo, T. Wang, and H. Pang, Sci. Rep. 4, 5687 (2014).

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
R. A. Stephans, System Safety for the 21 St Century (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2004).
An edited book
K. Verbert, M. Sharples, and T. Klobučar, editors , Adaptive and Adaptable Learning: 11th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2016, Lyon, France, September 13-16, 2016, Proceedings (Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016).
A chapter in an edited book
G. Parati, M. Valentini, and G. Mancia, in Mente e Cuore: Clinica Psicologica Della Malattia Cardiaca, edited by G. Parati and A. Compare (Springer, Milano, 2007), pp. 41–76.

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 Biomedical Microdevices.

Blog post
J. Davis, IFLScience (2017).

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
Government Accountability Office, Public Works Consolidation: Jacksonville Naval Public Works Consolidation (U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1992).

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
M. A. Lucas, Bridging the Gap Between Schools and Families Through Teacher Home Visits, Doctoral dissertation, Lindenwood University, 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
M. W. Walsh and M. Cooper, New York Times B1 (2011).

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Grenier 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Belloc and Méndez 2008; Grenier 2000).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Belloc and Méndez 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Zhang et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleBiomedical Microdevices
AbbreviationBiomed. Microdevices
ISSN (print)1387-2176
ISSN (online)1572-8781
ScopeMolecular Biology
Biomedical Engineering

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