How to format your references using the British Journal of Dermatology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for British Journal of Dermatology. 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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Heaven MC. Chemistry. Turn the molecule this way for a faster reaction. Science 2013; 342:46–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Walczyk T, von Blanckenburg F. Natural iron isotope variations in human blood. Science 2002; 295:2065–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Sadqi M, Fushman D, Muñoz V. Atom-by-atom analysis of global downhill protein folding. Nature 2006; 442:317–21.
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Nakatsuka N, Yang K-A, Abendroth JM, et al. Aptamer-field-effect transistors overcome Debye length limitations for small-molecule sensing. Science 2018; 362:319–24.

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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d’Andria A, Gabarret I. Building 21st Century Entrepreneurship. Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017.
An edited book
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Shao L, Shan C, Luo J, Etoh M, eds. Multimedia Interaction and Intelligent User Interfaces: Principles, Methods and Applications. London, Springer, 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
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Henkel M, Pleimling M. Local Scale-invariance II: z =/ 2. In: Non-Equilibrium Phase Transitions: Volume 2: Ageing and Dynamical Scaling Far from Equilibrium (Pleimling M, ed). Dordrecht, Springer Netherlands, 2010; 291–336.

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 British Journal of Dermatology.

Blog post
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Davis J. UK Woman’s Transplanted Kidney Is Now 100 Years Old [WWW Document]. IFLScience. 2016.URL https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/uk-womans-transplanted-kidney-is-now-100-years-old/ [accessed on 30 October 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
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Government Accountability Office. Public Transportation: Transit Agencies’ Actions to Address Increased Ridership Demand and Options to Help Meet Future Demand. Washington, DC, U.S. Government Printing Office, 2010.

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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Brown MH. An Examination of Executive Function, Stress, and Adolescent Attachment to Caregivers in a Social Neuroscience Model Using the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (SECCYD). 2014.

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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Shpigel B. U.S. to Face Honduras With a Depleted Roster. New York Times. 2017; :B12.

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 titleBritish Journal of Dermatology
AbbreviationBr. J. Dermatol.
ISSN (print)0007-0963
ISSN (online)1365-2133
ScopeDermatology

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