How to format your references using the Journal of Molecular Recognition citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Molecular Recognition (JMR). 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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Spurgeon D. Investing to compete. Ontario. Nature. 2003;425(6953):104-105.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Zhang W, Aida T. Chemistry. Thermally responsive pulsating nanotubules. Science. 2012;337(6101):1462-1463.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Ward CV, Kimbel WH, Johanson DC. Complete fourth metatarsal and arches in the foot of Australopithecus afarensis. Science. 2011;331(6018):750-753.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Townsend D, Lahankar SA, Lee SK, et al. The roaming atom: straying from the reaction path in formaldehyde decomposition. Science. 2004;306(5699):1158-1161.

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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Gottlieb I. Next Generation Excel. 2 Clementi Loop, #02-01, Singapore 129809: John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte. Ltd.; 2009.
An edited book
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Flandre D, Nazarov AN, Hemment PLF, eds. Science and Technology of Semiconductor-On-Insulator Structures and Devices Operating in a Harsh Environment: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Science and Technology of Semiconductor-On-Insulator Structures and Devices Operating in a Harsh Environment Kiev, Ukraine 26–30 April 2004. Vol 185. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
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Rogosic J, Saric T, Pfister JA, Borina M. Importance of plants with medicinal properties in herbivore diets. In: Casasús I, Rogošiç J, Rosati A, Štokoviç I, Gabiña D, eds. Animal Farming and Environmental Interactions in the Mediterranean Region. Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers; 2012:45-56.

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 Molecular Recognition.

Blog post
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Fang J. Mystery Of How The Egyptians Moved Pyramid Stones Solved. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/physics/mystery-how-egyptians-moved-pyramid-stones-solved/. 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. Aviation Security: TSA Has Enhanced Its Explosives Detection Requirements for Checked Baggage, but Additional Screening Actions Are Needed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2011.

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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Cornelius DA. The value of Scrum to organizations: A case study. 2014.

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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Stewart JB. Snap Stretches the Limits of Valuation. New York Times. March 2, 2017:B1.

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 Molecular Recognition
AbbreviationJ. Mol. Recognit.
ISSN (print)0952-3499
ISSN (online)1099-1352
ScopeMolecular Biology
Structural Biology

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