How to format your references using the Biomolecular NMR Assignments citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Biomolecular NMR Assignments. 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
Silk JB (2006) Behavior. Who are more helpful, humans or chimpanzees? Science 311:1248–1249
A journal article with 2 authors
Lu P, Werb Z (2008) Patterning mechanisms of branched organs. Science 322:1506–1509
A journal article with 3 authors
Padian K, de Ricqlès AJ, Horner JR (2001) Dinosaurian growth rates and bird origins. Nature 412:405–408
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Nomura K, Ohta H, Takagi A, et al (2004) Room-temperature fabrication of transparent flexible thin-film transistors using amorphous oxide semiconductors. Nature 432:488–492

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wiesmann U, Choi IS, Dombrowski E-M (2006) Fundamentals of Biological Wastewater Treatment. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
Paredes R, Cardoso JS, Pardo XM (eds) (2015) Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis: 7th Iberian Conference, IbPRIA 2015, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, June 17-19, 2015, Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Li P, Dong W, Huang GM (2011) Dynamic Stability of Static Memories: Concepts and Advanced Numerical Analysis Techniques. In: Li P, Silveira LM, Feldmann P (eds) Simulation and Verification of Electronic and Biological Systems. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 95–113

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 Biomolecular NMR Assignments.

Blog post
Hamilton K (2017) The Evidence That Shows Dinosaurs Were In Decline For 40 Million Years Before The Asteroid Hit. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/the-evidence-that-shows-dinosaurs-were-in-decline-for-40-million-years-before-the-asteroid-hit/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

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 (1975) Expenditures for Consulting Services Under Two Federally Funded Education Programs. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Mayner SW (2017) Transformational leadership and organizational change during agile and devops initiatives. Doctoral dissertation, Capella University

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
Pilon M (2014) New York Mulls New Bid. New York Times B14

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Silk 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Silk 2006; Lu and Werb 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Lu and Werb 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Nomura et al. 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleBiomolecular NMR Assignments
AbbreviationBiomol. NMR Assign.
ISSN (print)1874-2718
ISSN (online)1874-270X
ScopeBiochemistry
Structural Biology

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