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
Polyakov VB (2009) Equilibrium iron isotope fractionation at core-mantle boundary conditions. Science 323:912–914
A journal article with 2 authors
Grimmer MR, Costello JF (2016) Cancer: Oncogene brought into the loop. Nature 529:34–35
A journal article with 3 authors
Schön JH, Meng H, Bao Z (2001) Self-assembled monolayer organic field-effect transistors. Nature 413:713–716
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Taipale J, Cooper MK, Maiti T, Beachy PA (2002) Patched acts catalytically to suppress the activity of Smoothened. Nature 418:892–897

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Loughran M (2010) Auditing for Dummies®. Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Choudhury B (2016) PBG based Terahertz Antenna for Aerospace Applications, 1st ed. 2016. Springer, Singapore
A chapter in an edited book
Cherifi C, Labatut V, Santucci J-F (2011) On Flexible Web Services Composition Networks. In: Cherifi H, Zain JM, El-Qawasmeh E (eds) Digital Information and Communication Technology and Its Applications: International Conference, DICTAP 2011, Dijon, France, June 21-23, 2011. Proceedings, Part I. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 45–59

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
Andrew E (2014) Researchers Discover Unique Aging “Signature” In Brains Of Mice And Humans. In: IFLScience. 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 (1982) Greater Emphasis on Information Resource Management Is Needed at the Federal Aviation Administration. 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
Rodgers R (2017) Phylogenomic Analysis of Fundulidae Using RNA-Sequencing Data. 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
Koblin J (2017) How the Titan Who Terrified The New Yorker Ended Up Saving It. New York Times B3

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Polyakov 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Polyakov 2009; Grimmer and Costello 2016).

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

  • Two authors: (Grimmer and Costello 2016)
  • Three or more authors: (Taipale et al. 2002)

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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