How to format your references using the Fish Physiology and Biochemistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. 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
Smaglik P (2002) Building Nordic networks. Nature 420:A3, A5, A7
A journal article with 2 authors
Tregenza T, Wedell N (2002) Polyandrous females avoid costs of inbreeding. Nature 415:71–73
A journal article with 3 authors
Yoshimura K, Onda Y, Fukushima T (2014) Sediment particle size and initial radiocesium accumulation in ponds following the Fukushima DNPP accident. Sci Rep 4:4514
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Huang B, Lu M, Jolly MK, et al (2014) The three-way switch operation of Rac1/RhoA GTPase-based circuit controlling amoeboid-hybrid-mesenchymal transition. Sci Rep 4:6449

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chu PP (2011) Embedded SoPC Design with Nios II Processor and VHDL Examples. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Chan K-L, Embil JM (eds) (2016) Endocarditis: Diagnosis and Management, 2nd ed. 2016. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Ru’yuan L, Zhi’an W, Li’yan, Xuhui W (2011) Internet-Based Electronic Toll Collection System Using WiFi Technology. In: Dai M (ed) Innovative Computing and Information: International Conference, ICCIC 2011, Wuhan, China, September 17-18, 2011. Proceedings, Part II. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 22–25

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 Fish Physiology and Biochemistry.

Blog post
Luntz S (2017) Astronomers Discover Planet That Is Hotter Than Most Stars. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/astronomers-discover-planet-that-is-hotter-than-most-stars/. 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 (1992) FAA Budget: Key Issues Need to Be Addressed. 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
Perilla JY (2015) Support group for neonatal intensive care families: A grant proposal. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Murphy MJO (2015) The Best-Seller List 55 Years Ago. New York Times C24

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Smaglik 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Tregenza and Wedell 2002; Smaglik 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Tregenza and Wedell 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Huang et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleFish Physiology and Biochemistry
AbbreviationFish Physiol. Biochem.
ISSN (print)0920-1742
ISSN (online)1573-5168
ScopeAquatic Science
Biochemistry
Physiology
General Medicine

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