How to format your references using the European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics. 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
[1]
A. Abbott, Human Proteome Index launched, Nature. 409 (2001) 3.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
P. Vukusic, I. Hooper, Directionally controlled fluorescence emission in butterflies, Science. 310 (2005) 1151.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
A.P. Allen, J.H. Brown, J.F. Gillooly, Global biodiversity, biochemical kinetics, and the energetic-equivalence rule, Science. 297 (2002) 1545–1548.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
A. Sugden, C. Ash, B. Hanson, L. Zahn, Happy birthday, Mr. Darwin. Introduction, Science. 323 (2009) 727.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
bauforumstahl e.V., Beispiele zur Bemessung von Stahltragwerken nach DIN EN 1993 Eurocode 3, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany, 2011.
An edited book
[1]
J. Habu, C. Fawcett, J.M. Matsunaga, eds., Evaluating Multiple Narratives: Beyond Nationalist, Colonialist, Imperialist Archaeologies, Springer, New York, NY, 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
S.C. Cazella, E.B. Reategui, P. Behar, Recommendation of Learning Objects Applying Collaborative Filtering and Competencies, in: N. Reynolds, M. Turcsányi-Szabó (Eds.), Key Competencies in the Knowledge Society: IFIP TC 3 International Conference, KCKS 2010, Held as Part of WCC 2010, Brisbane, Australia, September 20-23, 2010. Proceedings, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2010: pp. 35–43.

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 European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics.

Blog post
[1]
E. Andrew, Bachelor Party Stumbles Upon Huge Fossil Skull, IFLScience. (2014). https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/bachelor-party-stumbles-upon-huge-fossil-skull/ (accessed October 30, 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
[1]
Government Accountability Office, Commercial Fishing Vessel: Administration of the Colintino Rose II Loan Guarantee, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1989.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
M.P. Schmidt, Being here, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2013.

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]
M.L. Philpott, Finding What I Need at the Mall, New York Times. (2017) SR10.

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 titleEuropean Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
AbbreviationEur. J. Pharm. Biopharm.
ISSN (print)0939-6411
ScopeBiotechnology
General Medicine
Pharmaceutical Science

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