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
Appel A (2011) Drugs: More shots on target. Nature 480:S40-2
A journal article with 2 authors
Chisholm JR, Kelley R (2001) Worms start the reef-building process. Nature 409:152
A journal article with 3 authors
Wessling M, Morcillo LG, Abdu S (2014) Nanometer-thick lateral polyelectrolyte micropatterns induce macrosopic electro-osmotic chaotic fluid instabilities. Sci Rep 4:4294
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Suslova A, El-Atwani O, Sagapuram D, et al (2014) Recrystallization and grain growth induced by ELMs-like transient heat loads in deformed tungsten samples. Sci Rep 4:6845

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Halstead P (2014) Two Oxen Ahead. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK
An edited book
Ma Y, Choi D, Ata S (eds) (2008) Challenges for Next Generation Network Operations and Service Management: 11th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium, APNOMS 2008, Beijing, China, October 22-24, 2008. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Barletta M, Ranise S, Viganò L (2013) Automated Analysis of Scenario-Based Specifications of Distributed Access Control Policies with Non-mechanizable Activities. In: Jøsang A, Samarati P, Petrocchi M (eds) Security and Trust Management: 8th International Workshop, STM 2012, Pisa, Italy, September 13-14, 2012, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 49–64

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
Hale T (2016) More Than 80 Percent Of The World’s City-Dwellers Breath Poor Quality Air. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/over-80-percent-worlds-city-dwellers-breath-poor-quality-air/. 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 (2011) Initial Pilot Training: Better Management Controls Are Needed to Improve FAA Oversight. 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
Alalshaikh SA (2017) Leadership Styles in Saudi Arabian Universities: Comparison Based on Educational Background. Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine 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
Saslow L (2006) Jets Overhead, Noise Complaints Below. New York Times LI2

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Appel 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Chisholm and Kelley 2001; Appel 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Chisholm and Kelley 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Suslova et al. 2014)

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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