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
Hawks J (2001) The Y chromosome and the replacement hypothesis. Science 293:567
A journal article with 2 authors
Bhoj VG, Chen ZJ (2009) Ubiquitylation in innate and adaptive immunity. Nature 458:430–437
A journal article with 3 authors
Wechsler T, Newman S, West SC (2011) Aberrant chromosome morphology in human cells defective for Holliday junction resolution. Nature 471:642–646
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Jacobsen J, Rodrigues MS, Telling MTF, et al (2013) Nano-scale hydrogen-bond network improves the durability of greener cements. Sci Rep 3:2667

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chitty J, Raftery A (2013) Essentials of Tortoise Medicine and Surgery. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford
An edited book
Taylor PJ, Barbeau EJ (eds) (2009) Challenging Mathematics In and Beyond the Classroom: The 16th ICMI Study. Springer US, Boston, MA
A chapter in an edited book
Gan L, Yin Z, Jia N, et al (2014) Household Debts. In: Yin Z, Jia N, Xu S, et al. (eds) Data you need to know about China: Research Report of China Household Finance Survey•2012. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 133–142

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
Andrew E (2014) Can Zoos Save The World? 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 (1972) Accounting System for Research and Development, Army Natick Laboratories. 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
Young JL (2010) A community college’s loss of accreditation: A case study. 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
Goodman J (2017) Profiles in Caution. New York Times BR9

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Hawks 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Hawks 2001; Bhoj and Chen 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Bhoj and Chen 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Jacobsen et al. 2013)

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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