How to format your references using the Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki. 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
1. Simonton DK. After Einstein: Scientific genius is extinct. Nature. 2013;493:602.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Bouziat R, Jabri B. IMMUNOLOGY. Breaching the gut-vascular barrier. Science. 2015;350:742–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Pfleiderer C, Julian SR, Lonzarich GG. Non-Fermi-liquid nature of the normal state of itinerant-electron ferromagnets. Nature. 2001;414:427–30.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Chabot JR, Pedraza JM, Luitel P, van Oudenaarden A. Stochastic gene expression out-of-steady-state in the cyanobacterial circadian clock. Nature. 2007;450:1249–52.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Rodman GB. Why Cultural Studies? Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
1. Deshpande A, Hunter A, editors. Scalable Uncertainty Management: 4th International Conference, SUM 2010, Toulouse, France, September 27-29, 2010. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Hermansson A-K, Paciello I, Bernardini ML. The Orchestra and Its Maestro: Shigella’s Fine-Tuning of the Inflammasome Platforms. In: Backert S, editor. Inflammasome Signaling and Bacterial Infections. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 91–115.

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 Biological Research-Thessaloniki.

Blog post
1. Carpineti A. NASA Solves The Andromeda X-Ray Mystery [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/nasa-solves-the-andromeda-xray-mystery/

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Proposed Regulation Prescribing New “Fixed-Price Options” " Provisions for Use in Automatic Data Processing Systems Procurement. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1977 Aug. Report No.: B-186313,B-188658.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
1. Yao D. In situ activity of NAC11-7 roseobacters in coastal waters off the Chesapeake Bay based on ftsZ expression [Doctoral dissertation]. [College Park, MD]: University of Maryland, College Park; 2009.

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
1. Crow K. Glittering Prizes. New York Times. 2003 Aug 3;141.

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 Biological Research-Thessaloniki
AbbreviationJ. Biol. Res. (Thessalon.)
ISSN (online)2241-5793
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