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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Bilbe G. Infectious diseases. Overcoming neglect of kinetoplastid diseases. Science. 2015;348:974–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Clarke A, Kapustin V. Hemispheric aerosol vertical profiles: anthropogenic impacts on optical depth and cloud nuclei. Science. 2010;329:1488–92.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Guo F-Q, Okamoto M, Crawford NM. Identification of a plant nitric oxide synthase gene involved in hormonal signaling. Science. 2003;302:100–3.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Morey M, Yee SK, Herman T, Nern A, Blanco E, Zipursky SL. Coordinate control of synaptic-layer specificity and rhodopsins in photoreceptor neurons. Nature. 2008;456:795–9.

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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Deacon M, Derry A, Mirfendereski D. Inflation-indexed Securities. Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd; May 14, 2004.
An edited book
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Erozan YS. Cytopathology of Liver, Biliary Tract, Kidney and Adrenal Gland. Tatsas A editor. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2015. XV, 190 p. 142 illus., 140 illus. in color p.
A chapter in an edited book
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Bettini L, Damiani F, De Luca M, Geilmann K, Schäfer J. A Calculus for Boxes and Traits in a Java-Like Setting. In: Clarke D, Agha G editors. Coordination Models and Languages: 12th International Conference, COORDINATION 2010, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 7-9, 2010 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.

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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Hale T. Watch As This Engineer Cranks Up A 20,000-Watt Light Bulb In His Backyard [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/watch-as-this-engineer-cranks-up-a-20000watt-light-bulb-in-his-backyard/

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. Financial Audit: District of Columbia Highway Trust Fund’s Fiscal Year 1997 Financial Statements. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998 Sep. Report No.: AIMD-98-254.

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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Atchison D. An Examination of Educational Equity: The Impact of Accountability and Finance Reform Policies [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington 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
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Hu W. Navigating A City Forest: 280 Miles Of Scaffolding. New York Times. 2017;

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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