How to format your references using the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (JBMR). 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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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Hede K. Antibiotic resistance: An infectious arms race. Nature. 2014 May 1;509(7498):S2-3.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Ellerbroek B, Rigaut F. Optics adapt to the whole sky. Nature. 2000 Jan 6;403(6765):25–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1.
Melendez I, Grice K, Schwark L. Exceptional preservation of Palaeozoic steroids in a diagenetic continuum. Sci. Rep. 2013 Sep 26;3:2768.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Li X, Zhu J, Man Z, Ao Y, Chen H. Investigation on the structure and upconversion fluorescence of Yb3+/Ho3+ co-doped fluorapatite crystals for potential biomedical applications. Sci. Rep. 2014 Mar 24;4:4446.

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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Lakshminarayana B. Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer of Turbomachinery. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2007.
An edited book
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Teixeira PN, Dill DD, editors. Public Vices, Private Virtues?: Assessing the Effects of Marketization in Higher Education. Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
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Harris J, Young J, Sultanum N, Lapides P, Sharlin E, Sousa MC. Designing Snakey: A Tangible User Interface Supporting Well Path Planning. In: Campos P, Graham N, Jorge J, Nunes N, Palanque P, Winckler M, editors. Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2011: 13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, September 5-9, 2011, Proceedings, Part III. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011. p. 45–53.

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 Bone and Mineral Research.

Blog post
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Luntz S. Snakes Probably Lost Their Legs Swimming, Not Burrowing [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/snakes-probably-lost-their-legs-swimming-not-burrowing/

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. Resources, Community, and Economic Development Information Systems Issue Area: Active Assignments. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1996 Jan. Report No.: AA-96-30(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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Payan Venegas R. Factors associated with the lack of a regular health care provider for Latinos: Consequences and reasons [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2012.

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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Oestreich JR. Lamenting Dead Kings, Spending Sunday at the Pub. New York Times. 2017 Jan 13;C6.

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 Bone and Mineral Research
AbbreviationJ. Bone Miner. Res.
ISSN (print)0884-0431
ISSN (online)1523-4681
ScopeEndocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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