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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Lu K (2010) Materials science. The future of metals. Science 328:319–320
A journal article with 2 authors
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Ghosez P, Triscone J-M (2014) Materials physics: reactive walls. Nature 515:348–350
A journal article with 3 authors
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Hauke P, Tagliacozzo L, Lewenstein M (2012) Physics. Speeding up quantum field theories. Science 336:1122–1123
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Isaacs FJ, Carr PA, Wang HH, et al (2011) Precise manipulation of chromosomes in vivo enables genome-wide codon replacement. Science 333:348–353

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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Parashar RK (2008) Reaction Mechanisms in Organic Synthesis. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., West Sussex, United Kingdom
An edited book
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Cohen-Boulakia S, Tannen V (2007) Data Integration in the Life Sciences: 4th International Workshop, DILS 2007, Philadelphia, PA, USA, June 27-29, 2007. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Curier L, de Leeuw G, Kolmonen P, et al (2009) Aerosol retrieval over land using the (A)ATSR dual-view algorithm. In: Kokhanovsky AA, Leeuw G de (eds) Satellite Aerosol Remote Sensing over Land. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 135–159

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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Andrew E (2015) Sharper GPS Needs Even More Accurate Atomic Clocks. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/technology/sharper-gps-needs-even-more-accurate-atomic-clocks/. 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 (1995) Highway Signs: Conversion to Metric Units Could Be Costly. 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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Geiselman CK (2010) Diet and reproduction of sympatric nectar-feeding bat species (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) in French Guiana. Doctoral dissertation, Columbia 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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Greenhouse L (2006) Justices Curb Postal Service’s Immunity From Lawsuits. New York Times A21

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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