How to format your references using the IBMS BoneKEy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for IBMS BoneKEy. 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
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El-Azab A. Materials science. The statistical mechanics of strain-hardened metals. Science 2008; 320: 1729–1730.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Gallo RC, Montagnier L. Historical essay. Prospects for the future. Science 2002; 298: 1730–1731.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Collins FS, Gray GM, Bucher JR. Toxicology. Transforming environmental health protection. Science 2008; 319: 906–907.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Pei ZM, Murata Y, Benning G, Thomine S, Klüsener B, Allen GJ et al. Calcium channels activated by hydrogen peroxide mediate abscisic acid signalling in guard cells. Nature 2000; 406: 731–734.

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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Uriev NB. Technology of Dispersed Systems and Materials. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA: Weinheim, Germany, 2016.
An edited book
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Weinstein HJ, Hudson MM, Link MP (eds.). Pediatric Lymphomas. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
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Punter RA, Glas CAW, Meelissen MRM. Modeling Parental Involvement. In: Glas CAW, Meelissen MRM (eds). Psychometric Framework for Modeling Parental Involvement and Reading Literacy. Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2016, pp 33–76.

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 IBMS BoneKEy.

Blog post
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Hale T. Denmark Is Developing Ladybug-Spraying Drones For Its Christmas Tree Farms. IFLScience. 2016.https://www.iflscience.com/environment/denmark-is-developing-ladybugspraying-drones-for-its-christmas-tree-farms/ (accessed 30 Oct2018).

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. Transportation Security: Status of GAO Recommendations on TSA’s Security-Related Technology Acquisitions. U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 2016.

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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Eldridge RL. A Comparative Quantitative Study of Private College Audit Fee Behavior in a Highly Regulated Environment. 2012.

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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Kenigsberg B. The Son of Joseph. New York Times. 2017; : C12.

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 titleIBMS BoneKEy
AbbreviationIBMS BoneKEy
ISSN (online)1940-8692
Scope

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