How to format your references using the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. 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
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Grott M. Planetary science. Is Mars geodynamically dead? Science. 2008;320:1171–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Carlton JG, Martin-Serrano J. Parallels between cytokinesis and retroviral budding: a role for the ESCRT machinery. Science. 2007;316:1908–12.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Jefferis GSXE, Komiyama T, Luo L. Neuroscience. Calcium and CREST for healthy dendrites. Science. 2004;303:179–81.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Takamoto M, Hong F-L, Higashi R, Katori H. An optical lattice clock. Nature. 2005;435:321–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Chakrabarty P. A Guide to Academia. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; Apr 2, 2012.
An edited book
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Hatzfeld C, Kern TA, editors. Engineering Haptic Devices: A Beginner’s Guide. 2nd ed. 2014. London: Springer; 2014. XXXIII, 573 p. 352 illus p.
A chapter in an edited book
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Kalašová A, Mikulski J, Kubíková S. The Impact of Intelligent Transport Systems on an Accident Rate of the Chosen Part of Road Communication Network in the Slovak Republic. In: Mikulski J editor. Challenge of Transport Telematics: 16th International Conference on Transport Systems Telematics, TST 2016, Katowice-Ustroń, Poland, March 16–19, 2016, Selected Papers. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.

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 Biomedical Materials Research Part A.

Blog post
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O`Callaghan J. Mars One Torn To Shreds In MIT Debate. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.

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
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Government Accountability Office. Cost Information on the Desegregation of the School Systems in Mobile County and Wilcox County, Alabama. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1972 Oct. Report No.: B-164031(1).

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Coleman MJ. Surface accuracy analysis and mathematical modeling of deployable large aperture elastic antenna reflectors [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 2010.

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
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Packer G. Left Behind. New York Times. 2002;

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

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 Biomedical Materials Research Part A
AbbreviationJ. Biomed. Mater. Res. A
ISSN (print)1549-3296
ISSN (online)1552-4965
ScopeBiomedical Engineering
Biomaterials
Ceramics and Composites
Metals and Alloys

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