How to format your references using the Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry (J Physiol Biochem). 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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Smaglik P (2003) Career-change carousel. Nature 423:899
A journal article with 2 authors
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Pujol B, Pannell JR (2008) Reduced responses to selection after species range expansion. Science 321:96
A journal article with 3 authors
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Albert R, Jeong H, Barabasi AL (2000) Error and attack tolerance of complex networks. Nature 406:378–382
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Choe J, Lin S, Zhang W, et al (2018) mRNA circularization by METTL3-eIF3h enhances translation and promotes oncogenesis. Nature 561:556–560

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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Bahadori A (2013) Waste Management in the Chemical and Petroleum Industries. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Zajda J (2010) Globalisation, Ideology and Education Policy Reforms. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
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Girsang IP, Dhupia JS (2015) Machine Tools for Machining. In: Nee AYC (ed) Handbook of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology. Springer, London, pp 811–865

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 Physiology and Biochemistry.

Blog post
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Luntz S (2014) Computer Games Hook Colorblind Roo Relatives. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/computer-games-hook-colorblind-roo-relatives/. 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
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Government Accountability Office (1990) Problems Persist in Justice’s ADP Management and Organizations. 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
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Wheatley BA (2010) Leadership styles of healthcare executives: Comparisons of transformational, transactional, and passive-avoidant styles. Doctoral dissertation, Northcentral University

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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Kishkovsky S (2005) Life Is Hard in Russia, And the Beds Are, Too. New York Times D4

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

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 Physiology and Biochemistry
AbbreviationJ. Physiol. Biochem.
ISSN (print)1138-7548
ISSN (online)1877-8755
ScopeBiochemistry
Physiology
General Medicine

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