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
Ledford H (2006) Liquid fuel synthesis: making it up as you go along. Nature 444:677–678
A journal article with 2 authors
Kaya M, Higuchi H (2010) Nonlinear elasticity and an 8-nm working stroke of single myosin molecules in myofilaments. Science 329:686–689
A journal article with 3 authors
Araki T, Sasaki Y, Milbrandt J (2004) Increased nuclear NAD biosynthesis and SIRT1 activation prevent axonal degeneration. Science 305:1010–1013
A journal article with 5 or more authors
van Groenigen JW, Lubbers IM, Vos HMJ, et al (2014) Earthworms increase plant production: a meta-analysis. Sci Rep 4:6365

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Michael E, Gillian H, Stefan K, Alex L (2012) Gramsci. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK
An edited book
Dodds S, Ankeny RA (eds) (2016) Big Picture Bioethics: Developing Democratic Policy in Contested Domains. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Swamee PK, Chahar BR (2015) General Principles of Canal Design. In: Chahar BR (ed) Design of Canals. Springer India, New Delhi, pp 59–77

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
Carpineti A (2016) Watch A Supernova Remnant Expand Before Your Eyes. 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
Government Accountability Office (2000) Federal Communications Commission: Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2000. 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
Ko T-CT (2008) The ALISA delta(CRC) classifier for natural surfaces: Viewpoint-invariant and illumination-invariant classification of natural surfaces using general-purpose color and texture features with the ALISA delta(CRC) classifier. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington 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
Gates A (2013) One Despicable, Another Disdainful. New York Times CT10

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Padian 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Herrmann 2014; Noonan 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Kaya and Higuchi 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Pfund et al. 2006)

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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