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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Camba R (2000) Start making sense. Nature 406:461
A journal article with 2 authors
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Gerszten RE, Wang TJ (2008) The search for new cardiovascular biomarkers. Nature 451:949–952
A journal article with 3 authors
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Chen I, Christie PJ, Dubnau D (2005) The ins and outs of DNA transfer in bacteria. Science 310:1456–1460
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Ikeda F, Deribe YL, Skånland SS, et al (2011) SHARPIN forms a linear ubiquitin ligase complex regulating NF-κB activity and apoptosis. Nature 471:637–641

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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Matthys W, Lochman JE (2016) Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder in Childhood. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Lupu M, Mayer K, Tait J, Trippe AJ (2011) Current Challenges in Patent Information Retrieval. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Tsui L-K, Zangari G (2014) Electrochemical Synthesis of Metal Oxides for Energy Applications. In: Djokić SS (ed) Electrodeposition and Surface Finishing: Fundamentals and Applications. Springer, New York, NY, pp 217–239

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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Andrews R (2016) Homemade Super-Powerful Laser Bazooka Is More Blinding Than 33 Million Suns. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/technology/homemade-superpowerful-laser-bazooka-is-more-blinding-than-33-million-suns/. 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 (1998) Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Severity of Problem Calls for Strong Leadership and Effective Partnerships. 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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McNeil JN (2017) “I noticed something wrong”: Lived experiences of women of color who faced a protracted journey to diagnosis with lupus. Doctoral dissertation, Capella University

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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Crow K (2002) Judge Won’t Lock the Stable Until Horses Have a Home. New York Times 146

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
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