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. Chapman T. Protein purification: pure but not simple. Nature. 2005;434:795–8.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Rubin AF, Green P. Comment on “The consensus coding sequences of human breast and colorectal cancers.” Science. 2007;317:1500.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Betschinger J, Mechtler K, Knoblich JA. The Par complex directs asymmetric cell division by phosphorylating the cytoskeletal protein Lgl. Nature. 2003;422:326–30.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Calford MB, Chino YM, Das A, Eysel UT, Gilbert CD, Heinen SJ, et al. Neuroscience: rewiring the adult brain. Nature. 2005;438:E3; discussion E3-4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Woolley T. Low Impact Building. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons; 2013.
An edited book
1. Brabazon A, O’Neill M, editors. Natural Computing in Computational Finance. X. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Ejnisman B, Terra BB, Costantini A. Coracoid Process. In: Bain GI, Itoi E, Di Giacomo G, Sugaya H, editors. Normal and Pathological Anatomy of the Shoulder. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2015. p. 47–55.

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. O`Callaghan J. SpaceX Just Teased Us With A Video Of Its Biggest Rocket Ever [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/spacex-just-teased-us-with-a-video-of-its-biggest-rocket-ever/

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. Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Severity of Problem Calls for Strong Leadership and Effective Partnerships. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998 Sep. Report No.: T-AIMD-98-278.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Wilson LA. An exploratory study of the impact of school-wide positive behavior support on bullying [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2014.

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. Greenhouse L. Advice to New Chief From the Lesser of Two Equals: Call Me Nino. New York Times. 2005 Nov 9;A20.

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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