How to format your references using the Journal of Bio- and Tribo-Corrosion citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Bio- and Tribo-Corrosion. 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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Barinaga M (2000) SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY: Look Before You Leap. Science 289:2028
A journal article with 2 authors
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Melott AL, Thomas BC (2012) Causes of an ad 774-775 14C increase. Nature 491:E1-2
A journal article with 3 authors
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Lourens LJ, Wehausen R, Brumsack HJ (2001) Geological constraints on tidal dissipation and dynamical ellipticity of the Earth over the past three million years. Nature 409:1029–1033
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Smith MD, Roheim CA, Crowder LB, et al (2010) Economics. Sustainability and global seafood. Science 327:784–786

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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Stein RL (2011) Kinetics of Enzyme Action. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Kasch F (2009) Regularity and Substructures of Hom. Birkhäuser, Basel
A chapter in an edited book
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Mochizuki Y, Imiya A (2012) Pyramid Transform and Scale-Space Analysis in Image Analysis. In: Dellaert F, Frahm J-M, Pollefeys M, et al (eds) Outdoor and Large-Scale Real-World Scene Analysis: 15th International Workshop on Theoretical Foundations of Computer Vision, Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, June 26 - July 1, 2011. Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 78–109

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 Journal of Bio- and Tribo-Corrosion.

Blog post
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Felton J (2017) Pigeon Caught With 178 Ketamine Pills In Backpack. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/pigeon-caught-with-178-ketamine-pills-in-backpack/. 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
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Government Accountability Office (1993) Transportation: Federal Assessments Levied on Commercial Maritime Industry. 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
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Boos AL (2015) The post-abortion experience: A content analysis. 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
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Hodgman J (2017) Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgman. New York Times MM20

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 titleJournal of Bio- and Tribo-Corrosion
ISSN (print)2198-4220
ISSN (online)2198-4239
Scope

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