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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Ballentine CJ. Geochemistry. Tiny tracers tell tall tales. Science. 2002;296(5571):1247-1248.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Yang Y, Lisberger SG. Purkinje-cell plasticity and cerebellar motor learning are graded by complex-spike duration. Nature. 2014;510(7506):529-532.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Agulhon C, Fiacco TA, McCarthy KD. Hippocampal short- and long-term plasticity are not modulated by astrocyte Ca2+ signaling. Science. 2010;327(5970):1250-1254.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Grafton RQ, Williams J, Perry CJ, et al. The paradox of irrigation efficiency. Science. 2018;361(6404):748-750.

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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Glaser R. Symmetry, Spectroscopy, and Crystallography. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2015.
An edited book
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Elgoibar P, Euwema M, Munduate L, eds. Building Trust and Constructive Conflict Management in Organizations. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
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Gugliotta A, Domingue J, Cabral L, et al. Deploying Semantic Web Services-Based Applications in the e-Government Domain. In: Spaccapietra S, ed. Journal on Data Semantics X. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008:96-132.

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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O`Callaghan J. Key Ingredients For Life Found On Comet 67P. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/key-ingredients-life-found-comet-67p/. 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. FAA Alaska: Weak Controls Resulted in Improper and Wasteful Purchases. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002.

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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Reyes JM. A support group for adults with rheumatoid arthritis. 2010.

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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Schwirtz M. New York City Jails Take Another Blow: Respected Official Is Stepping Down. New York Times. May 26, 2017:A19.

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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