How to format your references using the Journal of the Korean Society for Applied Biological Chemistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of the Korean Society for Applied Biological Chemistry. 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
Harshaw C (2015) ANIMAL COGNITION. Comment on “Number-space mapping in the newborn chick resembles humans’ mental number line.” Science 348:1438
A journal article with 2 authors
Cottrell E, Kelley KA (2013) Redox heterogeneity in mid-ocean ridge basalts as a function of mantle source. Science 340:1314–1317
A journal article with 3 authors
Kaufman TC, Severson DW, Robinson GE (2002) The Anopheles genome and comparative insect genomics. Science 298:97–98
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Simonson TS, Yang Y, Huff CD, et al (2010) Genetic evidence for high-altitude adaptation in Tibet. Science 329:72–75

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Kunz RG (2009) Environmental Calculations. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Ziegler A, Graafsma H, Zhang XF, Frenken JWM (eds) (2014) In-situ Materials Characterization: Across Spatial and Temporal Scales. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Rauch A, Baschant U, Tuckermann J (2013) Lessons from Glucocorticoid Receptor Action in Bone: New Ways to Avoid Side Effects of Steroid Therapy. In: Choi Y (ed) Osteoimmunology: Interactions of the Immune and Skeletal Systems. Springer, New York, NY, pp 31–48

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 the Korean Society for Applied Biological Chemistry.

Blog post
Hale T (2016) High Levels Of Fecal Bacteria Found On KFC’s Ice. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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
Government Accountability Office (1978) Comments on the Solar Power Satellite Research, Development, and Demonstration Program Act of 1978. 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
Al-Qazzaz AL (2013) A kinetic study of the radiolytic degradation of phthalates in aqueous solutions. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Paulson M (2017) The Musical ‘The Prom’ Is Coming to Broadway. New York Times C3

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Harshaw 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Cottrell and Kelley 2013; Harshaw 2015).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Cottrell and Kelley 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Simonson et al. 2010)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of the Korean Society for Applied Biological Chemistry
AbbreviationJ. Korean Soc. Appl. Biol. Chem.
ISSN (print)1738-2203
ISSN (online)2234-344X
ScopeGeneral Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Organic Chemistry

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