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. 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
Emmons SW (2012) Neuroscience. The mood of a worm. Science 338:475–476
A journal article with 2 authors
Zhu M, Ahlberg PE (2004) The origin of the internal nostril of tetrapods. Nature 432:94–97
A journal article with 3 authors
Bouvier F, Dogbo O, Camara B (2003) Biosynthesis of the food and cosmetic plant pigment bixin (annatto). Science 300:2089–2091
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Mahajan S, Machabeli G, Osmanov Z, Chkheidze N (2013) Ultra high energy electrons powered by pulsar rotation. Sci Rep 3:1262

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Simko SP (2012) Strategic Fixed Income Investing. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Smith E, Rauner F (eds) (2010) Rediscovering Apprenticeship: Research Findings of the International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship (INAP). Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
De Lucia G (2016) Galaxy Evolution in the Era of Digital Surveys: A Theoretical Overview. In: Napolitano NR, Longo G, Marconi M, et al. (eds) The Universe of Digital Sky Surveys: A Meeting to Honour the 70th Birthday of Massimo Capaccioli. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 33–40

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
O`Callaghan J (2017) NASA’s Mission To Europa Now Has An Official Name. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/nasas-mission-to-europa-now-has-an-official-name/. 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 (1993) Demand Distribution Rolodex Card. 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
Builes AJ (2015) Inferring Function: A Study of Three Prehistoric Structures in El Pital, Puerto López, Manabí, Ecuador. Doctoral dissertation, Florida Atlantic University

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
Schilling MK (2016) Paula Cooper. New York Times M280

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Emmons 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Zhu and Ahlberg 2004; Emmons 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Zhu and Ahlberg 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Mahajan 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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