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
Breaker RR (2008) Complex riboswitches. Science 319:1795–1797
A journal article with 2 authors
Caughey B, Baron GS (2006) Prions and their partners in crime. Nature 443:803–810
A journal article with 3 authors
Pierce JL, Meyer GA, Jull AJT (2004) Fire-induced erosion and millennial-scale climate change in northern ponderosa pine forests. Nature 432:87–90
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Zhang X, Chen Q, Tang J, et al (2014) Adsorption of SF6 decomposed gas on anatase (101) and (001) surfaces with oxygen defect: a density functional theory study. Sci Rep 4:4762

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Smith J, Roberts R (2015) Vital Signs for Nurses. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Kiel E (ed) (2008) Drive Solutions: Mechatronics for Production and Logistics. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Slee B (2007) Landscape goods and services related to forestry land use. In: Mander Ü, Wiggering H, Helming K (eds) Multifunctional Land Use: Meeting Future Demands for Landscape Goods and Services. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 65–82

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 the Korean Society for Applied Biological Chemistry.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) How To Embrace Technology Without Dooming Humanity To Destruction. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/technology/how-embrace-technology-without-dooming-humanity-destruction/. 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 (2007) State Department: The July 2006 Evacuation of American Citizens from Lebanon. 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
Ruettgers MM (2013) A Content Analysis to Investigate the Evidence of 21st Century Knowledge and Skills within Elementary Teacher Education Programs in the United States. Doctoral dissertation, Lindenwood 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
Vecsey G (2010) Waiting To Discover If Water Still Flows. New York Times B17

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Breaker 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Caughey and Baron 2006; Breaker 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Caughey and Baron 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Zhang et al. 2014)

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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