How to format your references using the Journal of Biomolecular NMR citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Biomolecular NMR (J Biomol NMR). 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
Bradford P (2012) Energy policy: The nuclear landscape. Nature 483:151–152
A journal article with 2 authors
Wang X, Chory J (2006) Brassinosteroids regulate dissociation of BKI1, a negative regulator of BRI1 signaling, from the plasma membrane. Science 313:1118–1122
A journal article with 3 authors
Bi X, Corpina RA, Goldberg J (2002) Structure of the Sec23/24-Sar1 pre-budding complex of the COPII vesicle coat. Nature 419:271–277
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Zagoskin AM, Wilson RD, Everitt M, et al (2013) Spatially resolved single photon detection with a quantum sensor array. Sci Rep 3:3464

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Zanotto ED (2013) Crystals in Glass. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Richter MM (2013) Case-Based Reasoning: A Textbook. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Vasanthaiah HKN, Thangadurai D, Basha SM, et al (2011) Muscadiniana. In: Kole C (ed) Wild Crop Relatives: Genomic and Breeding Resources: Temperate Fruits. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 65–77

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 Biomolecular NMR.

Blog post
Andrews R (2015) Villagers Attack Mother And Child Orangutan Fleeing From Wildfires. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/mother-and-child-orangutan-family-fleeing-wildfires-attacked-villagers0/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

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
Government Accountability Office (2014) Secure Flight: TSA Should Take Additional Steps to Determine Program Effectiveness. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Chung TY-Y (2010) Pulse designs on TR-MAS UWB. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Williams J (2017) Australia’s Property Boom Makes Publisher a Target. New York Times B1

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Triendl 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Gaston 2000; Schulz 2015).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Wang and Chory 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Luo et al. 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Biomolecular NMR
AbbreviationJ. Biomol. NMR
ISSN (print)0925-2738
ISSN (online)1573-5001
ScopeBiochemistry
Spectroscopy

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