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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Helmuth L. NEUROSCIENCE: Synapses Shout to Overcome Distance. Science 2000; 289: 1273b.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Burton DR, Dwek RA. Immunology. Sugar determines antibody activity. Science 2006; 313: 627–628.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Kuba H, Ishii TM, Ohmori H. Axonal site of spike initiation enhances auditory coincidence detection. Nature 2006; 444: 1069–1072.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Goes JI, Thoppil PG, Gomes H do R, Fasullo JT. Warming of the Eurasian landmass is making the Arabian Sea more productive. Science 2005; 308: 545–547.

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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Williamson T. Identity and Discrimination. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8SQ, UK, 2013.
An edited book
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Benner P, Findeisen R, Flockerzi D, Reichl U, Sundmacher K (eds.). Large-Scale Networks in Engineering and Life Sciences. Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
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Sun X, Whittaker GR. Entry of Influenza Virus. In: Pöhlmann S, Simmons G (eds). Viral Entry into Host Cells. Springer: New York, NY, 2013, pp 72–82.

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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Andrew E. Astronomers Reveal Five Hidden ‘Monster Black Holes’. IFLScience. 2015.https://www.iflscience.com/space/astronomers-reveal-five-hidden-monster-black-holes/ (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. Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Federal Government Making Progress But Critical Issues Must Still Be Addressed to Minimize Disruptions. U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1999.

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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Hogue ML. A Case Study of Perspectives on Building School and Community Partnerships. 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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Feeney K. No-Frills Cuban Fare, and Cheer. New York Times. 2006; : NJ6.

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
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