How to format your references using the Journal of Burn Care & Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Burn Care & Research (JBCR). 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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Frank L. Biotechnology in the Medicon Valley. Nature. 2002;420(6916 Suppl):A27, A29, A31 passim.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Boller T, He SY. Innate immunity in plants: an arms race between pattern recognition receptors in plants and effectors in microbial pathogens. Science. 2009;324(5928):742-744.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Luo J, Shen L, Zheng D. Association between vitamin C intake and lung cancer: a dose-response meta-analysis. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6161.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Bennett EJ, Shaler TA, Woodman B, et al. Global changes to the ubiquitin system in Huntington’s disease. Nature. 2007;448(7154):704-708.

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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Lu J, Zhao X, Yamada S. Harmonic Balance Finite Element Method. Singapore: John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
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Tscheligi M, Obrist M, Lugmayr A, eds. Changing Television Environments: 6th European Conference, EUROITV 2008, Salzburg, Austria, July 3-4, 2008 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
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Reinholtz C, Hong D, Wicks A, et al. Odin: Team VictorTango’s Entry in the DARPA Urban Challenge. In: Buehler M, Iagnemma K, Singh S, eds. The DARPA Urban Challenge: Autonomous Vehicles in City Traffic. Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009:125-162.

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 Burn Care & Research.

Blog post
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Andrew D. Five Ways To Make Your Child a Creative Genius. IFLScience. 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/five-ways-to-make-your-child-a-creative-genius/. Accessed October 30, 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
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Government Accountability Office. Federal Vehicle Fleets: GSA Has Opportunities to Further Encourage Cost Savings for Leased Vehicles. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2014.

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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McCullough J. Functional outcomes and patient satisfaction. A retrospective study to determine if these factors are correlated in a clinical setting. A project report. 2009.

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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McAULEY J. Breaking the Mold. New York Times. March 17, 2017:M2128.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 Burn Care & Research
AbbreviationJ. Burn Care Res.
ISSN (print)1559-047X
ISSN (online)1559-0488
ScopeEmergency Medicine
Rehabilitation
Surgery

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