How to format your references using the Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Walters HRJ (2010) Physics. Antimatter atomic physics. Science 330:762–763
A journal article with 2 authors
Patel AD, Balaban E (2000) Temporal patterns of human cortical activity reflect tone sequence structure. Nature 404:80–84
A journal article with 3 authors
Sawai S, Thomason PA, Cox EC (2005) An autoregulatory circuit for long-range self-organization in Dictyostelium cell populations. Nature 433:323–326
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Saldivar JC, Hamperl S, Bocek MJ, et al (2018) An intrinsic S/G2 checkpoint enforced by ATR. Science 361:806–810

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Halbich IW (1993) Cape Fold Belt‐Agulhas Bank Transect Across Gondwana Suture, Southern Africa. American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.
An edited book
Miesenberger K, Klaus J, Zagler W, Karshmer A (eds) (2010) Computers Helping People with Special Needs: 12th International Conference, ICCHP 2010, Vienna, Austria, July 14-16, 2010. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Khurana R, Simons M (2007) Endothelial Activation and Neointimal Hyperplasia: A Double-Edged Sword. In: Deindl E, Kupatt C (eds) Therapeutic Neovascularization–Quo Vadis? Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 75–84

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 Bioenergetics and Biomembranes.

Blog post
O`Callaghan J (2017) This Battery That Lasts 10 Years Could Revolutionize The Future Of Renewable Energy. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/technology/this-battery-that-lasts-10-years-could-revolutionize-the-future-of-renewable-energy/. 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
Government Accountability Office (1998) Intercity Passenger Rail: Issues Associated With a Possible Amtrak Liquidation. 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
Koester A (2017) It All Started on a Lake. Doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois 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
Burghardt LF (2006) Mutiny in the Harbor: One Ship Too Many. New York Times 14WC7

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Walters 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Patel and Balaban 2000; Walters 2010).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Patel and Balaban 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Saldivar et al. 2018)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
AbbreviationJ. Bioenerg. Biomembr.
ISSN (print)0145-479X
ISSN (online)1573-6881
ScopeCell Biology
Physiology

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