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
Grayson M (2015) Symposium overview: Raising standards. Nature 520:S10-2
A journal article with 2 authors
Bahr K, Simpson F (2002) Electrical anisotropy below slow- and fast-moving plates: paleoflow in the upper mantle? Science 295:1270–1272
A journal article with 3 authors
McKemy DD, Neuhausser WM, Julius D (2002) Identification of a cold receptor reveals a general role for TRP channels in thermosensation. Nature 416:52–58
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Koide S, Shibata K, Kudoh T, Meier DL (2002) Extraction of black hole rotational energy by a magnetic field and the formation of relativistic jets. Science 295:1688–1691

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bécherrawy T (2012) Mechanical and Electromagnetic Vibrations and Waves. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Heppenstall AJ, Crooks AT, See LM, Batty M (eds) (2012) Agent-Based Models of Geographical Systems. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Masera M (2005) Systemic Challenges for Critical Information Infrastructure Protection. In: Kowalik JS, Gorski J, Sachenko A (eds) Cyberspace Security and Defense: Research Issues: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Cyberspace Security and Defense: Research Issues Gdansk, Poland 6–9 September 2004. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 57–73

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
Andrews R (2016) “Transformer” Water Fleas Can Grow Armor And Weapons For Specific Predators. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/transformer-water-fleas-can-grow-armor-and-weapons-for-specific-predators/. 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
Government Accountability Office (2016) Management Agenda for the Presidential and Congressional Transition: Develop and Manage Information Technology to Meet the Government’s Needs. 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
Piekielek JA (2009) Public wildlands at the U.S.-Mexico border: Where conservation, migration, and border enforcement collide. Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona

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
Greenhouse L (2016) The Facts Win Out on Abortion. New York Times A23

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Grayson 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Bahr and Simpson 2002; Grayson 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Bahr and Simpson 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Koide et al. 2002)

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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