How to format your references using the Experimental Biomedical Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Experimental Biomedical Research. 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]
Kühlbrandt W. Biochemistry. The resolution revolution. Science 2014;343(6178):1443–1444.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Scher HD, Martin EE. Timing and climatic consequences of the opening of Drake Passage. Science 2006;312(5772):428–430.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Ho BT, Basler M, Mekalanos JJ. Type 6 secretion system-mediated immunity to type 4 secretion system-mediated gene transfer. Science 2013;342(6155):250–253.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Xiong G, Clark JN, Nicklin C, Rawle J, Robinson IK. Atomic diffusion within individual gold nanocrystal. Sci. Rep. 2014;4:6765.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Alhabeeb MJ. Mathematical Finance. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Adibi S, ed. Mobile Health: A Technology Road Map. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Król DJ, Wymysłowski A, Allaf KN. Analysis of the Adhesion Work with a Molecular Modeling Method and a Wetting Angle Measurement. In: Wymyslowski A, Iwamoto N, Yuen M, Fan H, eds. Molecular Modeling and Multiscaling Issues for Electronic Material Applications: Volume 2. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015:67–79.

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 Experimental Biomedical Research.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Dolphin Appears To “Laugh” As Gymnast Performs For Him. IFLScience 2014. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/gymnast-performs-dolphins/. 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. Space Station: Update on the Impact of the Expanded Russian Role. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1994.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Black DD. Franz Liszt’s “Via Crucis”: A summation of the composer’s styles and beliefs. 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
[1]
(nyt) SK. World Briefing | Asia: China And Russia Settle Last Border Dispute. New York Times. October 15, 2004:A12.

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 titleExperimental Biomedical Research
ISSN (online)2618-6454
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