How to format your references using the Electronic Journal of Biotechnology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Electronic Journal of Biotechnology. 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]
Brody H. Influenza. Nature 2011;480:S1.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Duan H, Sun C. Swarm intelligence inspired shills and the evolution of cooperation. Sci Rep 2014;4:5210.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Segawa Y, Yamashita M, Nozaki K. Boryllithium: isolation, characterization, and reactivity as a boryl anion. Science 2006;314:113–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Caballero A, Despagnet-Ayoub E, Díaz-Requejo MM, Díaz-Rodríguez A, González-Núñez ME, Mello R, et al. Silver-catalyzed C-C bond formation between methane and ethyl diazoacetate in supercritical CO₂. Science 2011;332:835–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Dickeson RC. Prioritizing Academic Programs and Services. San Francisco, CA, USA: Jossey-Bass; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Nolte G, editor. Peace through International Law: The Role of the International Law Commission. A Colloquium at the Occasion of its Sixtieth Anniversary. vol. 211. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Nipkow T, Klein G. Isar: a Language for Structured Proofs. In: Klein G, editor. Concrete Semantics: With Isabelle/HOL, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014, p. 53–69.

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 Electronic Journal of Biotechnology.

Blog post
[1]
Hamilton K. Why Running Could Keep You Awake At Night. IFLScience 2016.

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. Revisions to OMB’s Circular A-130. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2000.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Choubey L. Quantitative Assessment of Fgfr1 Expression in Neurons and Glia of the Developing Mouse Brain. Doctoral dissertation. University of Louisiana, 2015.

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]
de la MERCED MJ. Huntsman Is Said to Be Close to Merger With Clariant. New York Times 2017:B6.

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 titleElectronic Journal of Biotechnology
AbbreviationElectron. J. Biotechnol.
ISSN (print)0717-3458
ScopeBiotechnology
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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