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. Fink DW Jr. FDA regulation of stem cell-based products. Science. 2009;324:1662–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Shirane M, Nakayama KI. Protrudin induces neurite formation by directional membrane trafficking. Science. 2006;314:818–21.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Lu K, Lu L, Suresh S. Strengthening materials by engineering coherent internal boundaries at the nanoscale. Science. 2009;324:349–52.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Radic S, Geitner NK, Podila R, Käkinen A, Chen P, Ke PC, et al. Competitive binding of natural amphiphiles with graphene derivatives. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2273.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Callahan KR, Stetz GS, Brooks LM. Project Management Accounting. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
1. Sergienko IV. Optimal Control of Distributed Systems with Conjugation Conditions. Deineka VS, Shor NZ, editors. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Vailati-Riboni M, Elolimy A, Loor JJ. Nutritional Systems Biology to Elucidate Adaptations in Lactation Physiology of Dairy Cows. In: Kadarmideen HN, editor. Systems Biology in Animal Production and Health, Vol 2. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 97–125.

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. Andrew E. Mutant Red-Fanged Funnel-Web Spider Discovered [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/blood-red-funnel-web-spider-discovered/

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. District of Columbia Public Schools: Availability of Funds and the Cost of FY 1997 Roof Projects. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998 Mar. Report No.: AIMD-98-82.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Danso Odei PK. Effective Resolution of The Bibiani-Anhwianso-Bekwai District Healthcare Delivery System: An Outcome-Based Evaluative Case [Doctoral dissertation]. [Minneapolis, MN]: Capella University; 2017.

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. Grazda E, Leland J. Before the Gentry Moved In. New York Times. 2017 Sep 26;MB8.

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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