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
Mysak LA (2001) Oceanography. Patterns of Arctic circulation. Science 293:1269–1270
A journal article with 2 authors
Liu Q, Zhang P (2014) IR Li2Ga2GeS6 nanocrystallized GeS2-Ga2S3-Li2S electroconductive chalcogenide glass with good nonlinearity. Sci Rep 4:5719
A journal article with 3 authors
Yoon JW, Song SH, Magnusson R (2014) Ultrahigh-Q metallic nanocavity resonances with externally-amplified intracavity feedback. Sci Rep 4:7124
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Bonardi V, Pesaresi P, Becker T, et al (2005) Photosystem II core phosphorylation and photosynthetic acclimation require two different protein kinases. Nature 437:1179–1182

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Paterson JC (2015) Lean Auditing. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Perner P, Salvetti O (eds) (2008) Advances in Mass Data Analysis of Images and Signals in Medicine, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Food Industry: Third International Conference, MDA 2008 Leipzig, Germany, July 14, 2008 Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Christenson B, Tassi F (2015) Gases in Volcanic Lake Environments. In: Rouwet D, Christenson B, Tassi F, Vandemeulebrouck J (eds) Volcanic Lakes. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 125–153

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
Hale T (2016) Sailor’s Thumbnail Reveals Diet Details of Franklin’s Doomed Arctic Expedition. In: IFLScience. 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 (1996) NASA’s Clipperton Project. 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
Swan C (2017) Arts participation and career preparedness: A pragmatic approach to assessing arts benefits. 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
Kishkovsky S (2013) T. I. Zaslavskaya, 86; Advised Gorbachev. New York Times A21

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Mysak 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Mysak 2001; Liu and Zhang 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Liu and Zhang 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Bonardi et al. 2005)

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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