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. 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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Rocha EPC (2013) Evolution. With a little help from prokaryotes. Science 339:1154–1155
A journal article with 2 authors
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de Wit M, Stankiewicz J (2006) Changes in surface water supply across Africa with predicted climate change. Science 311:1917–1921
A journal article with 3 authors
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Harmon JP, Moran NA, Ives AR (2009) Species response to environmental change: impacts of food web interactions and evolution. Science 323:1347–1350
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Jorgensen P, Nishikawa JL, Breitkreutz B-J, Tyers M (2002) Systematic identification of pathways that couple cell growth and division in yeast. Science 297:395–400

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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Holmes JD (2016) Great Myths of Education and Learning. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Giménez À, Guinan E, Niarchos P, Rucinski S (2006) Close Binaries in the 21st Century: New Opportunities and Challenges. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
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Mas AC, Nethsinghe R, Forrest D (2016) The Arts within a Sustainable Educational Agenda. In: Barkatsas T, Bertram A (eds) Global Learning in the 21st Century. SensePublishers, Rotterdam, pp 71–82

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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Carpineti C (2017) One Of The World’s Leading Astronomers Has A Dire Warning For Humanity. In: IFLScience. 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 (1997) NASA: Major Management Challenges. 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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Sanchez M (2012) For imagination and love – The permanence of the Mexican father who fathers at a distance. Doctoral dissertation, University of North Carolina

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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Shear MD (2017) An Obscure Law Unravels Obama’s Legacy, One Rule at a Time. New York Times A1

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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